In Uttar Pradesh’s Ghosi Assemby by-poll the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Vijay Rajbhar, son of a vegetable vendor.

Visibly happy Vijay Rajbhar told reporters after his name was announced by the party, “The organisation has given me a huge responsibility. My father sells vegetables on the footpath near Munshi Pura. I will try my best to fulfil the expectations.”

Earlier, Vijay had contested the city corporator election successfully and was serving as the city president of BJP and it was his successful track record and hard work which paid off.

Vijay’s father, Nand Lal Rajbhar who continues to sell vegetables said, “My son’s hard work has paid off and it does feel good. I sell vegetables and will continue to do so. The party has given him a ticket after considering his capability.”

On September 21 the Election Commission announced bypolls to Rampur, Gangoh, Iglas, Lucknow Cantt, Zaidpur, Manikpur, Balha, Pratapgarh, Hamirpur, Ghosi and Jalalpur seats. Ghosi Assembly seat goes to polls on October 21. The results will be announced on October 24.

The Ghosi seat was earlier held by Phagu Chauhan who has now been appointed Governor of Bihar.

The BJP inclines to field only winnable candidates, is going all out to end its record of poor showing in the Assembly bypolls. It hired a private agency to conduct a survey and its leaders have been claiming that the party will win all the seats in the by-elections. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been holding rallies in the constituencies slated for bypolls and he has ensured some announcement in all the rallies that he has addressed so far.

The BJP on Sunday released a list of 32 candidates for bypolls across 13 states.