LUCKNOW : The Jayant Chaudhary led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on Sunday announced the candidature of former MLA Madan Bhaiyya for Khatauli bypolls, necessitated following disqualification of BJP’s Vikram Saini from UP assembly. He will be the joint candidate of the SP-RLD combine which is up against the BJP in the high stakes byelections.
An old war horse, Madan Bhaiyya (62) or Madan Gopal Kasana has been an MLA from Khekra assembly seat in Baghpat district on four occasions -1991, 1993, 2002 and 2007.
Hailing from a Gurjar community, Madan Bhaiyya has been unsuccessfully contesting from Loni assembly seat in Ghaziabad since 2012 after Khekra got dissolved following the delimitation exercise in 2008. In the 2022 assembly elections, he lost to Nand Kishore of BJP by a margin of around 9000 votes. Madan will replace Rajpal Singh Saini who was the RLD candidate from Khatauli in the 2022 assembly polls.

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