AMU VC in CM Yogi’s selection for UP Legislative Council

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath-led government has sent a proposal to Governor Anandiben Patel to nominate six persons to the UP Legislative Council. The seats are lying vacant since April-May last year.

While there was no official word from the state government, reports said the list includes the names of AMU Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor and Saket Mishra, son of senior former IAS officer and Nripendra, chairman of the construction committee of the Ram Mandir Trust.

The UP government is understood to have proposed the names of BJP’s former Braj region president Rajnikant Maheshwari and BJP’s Varanasi district president Hansraj Vishwakarma for the state’s Upper House. Of the remaining two, the state government has suggested the names of Lalji Prasad Nirmal, who heads the UP SC/ST Finance and Development Corporation, and Ram Surat Rajbhar, a lawyer and a BJP functionary from Gorakhpur, sources said.

Thus the list includes one Brahmin, one Vaishya, two OBCs, one Dalit and one Muslim. The development comes amid the upcoming urban local body elections and the Lok Sabha polls due next year.

Prof. Tariq Mansoor is a top medical professional who is a member of the Medical Council of India as well as the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and the Governing Body of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation and the National Monitoring Committee for Minority Education, under the Ministry of Education .