In November last year, the UP government had terminated Dr Khan’s services. In April 2018, he was released on bail by the Supreme Court of Allahabad.

The suspended pediatrician Dr. Kafeel Khan of Gorakhpur, along with 18 others, has been nominated by the Samajwadi party for the upcoming Legislative Council elections in Uttar Pradesh. Khan will fight from the Deoria-Kushinagar seat.

The Election Commission had announced on February 6 that the biennial elections for 36 seats in the Legislative Council across 35 local bodies in Uttar Pradesh would be rescheduled and held after the state assembly elections, at the request of political parties. Voting for all 36 seats will take place on April 9 and the counting of votes will take place on April 12. The term of the 36 outgoing Council members ended on 7 March.

Khan met SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday and presented a book he had written about the tragedy at the hospital in Gorakhpur. “Meet the Honorable former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, sir and handed him a copy of The Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy,” he tweeted after the meeting.

Except Dr. Kafeel also announced to the SP the candidates of 18 other seats: Rajesh Kumar Yadav (Barabanki), Basudev Yadav (Allahabad), Anurag Verma (Kheri), Manoj Kumar (Jaunpur), Santosh Yadav (Basti-Siddharth Nagar), Rajnish Yadav ( Gorakhpur-Maharajganj), Shyam Sundar Singh (Jhansi-Jalaun-Lalitpur), Sunil Kumar Singh (Lucknow-Unnao), Mashakoor Ahmad (Rampur-Bareilly), Virendra Shankar Singh (Rae Bareilly), Hira Lal Yadav (Faizabad), Rakesh Kumar Yadav (Azamgarh-Mau), Udayveer Singh (Mathura-Etah-Mainpuri), Amar Yadav (Bahraich), Umesh (Varanasi), Amit Yadav (Pilibhit-Shahjahanpur) and Dileep Singh Yadav (Agra-Firozabad).

In November last year, the UP government had terminated Dr Khan’s services. In April 2018, he was released on bail by the Allahabad Supreme Court, which noted that there was no evidence of medical negligence against the doctor in the case. “Yes, Dr. Kafeel Khan will be our candidate,” said SP Secretary of State Rajendra Chaudhary.

Samajwadi Party will pose a direct challenge to the BJP in legislative council polls after being disappointed in the recently concluded UP polls in which the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government claimed a comfortable victory to win a second consecutive term in office. preserve.


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