Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mohd. Shami was shot dead by bike borne assailants last night here.
According to reports, the accused shot Shami near his house.
Shami was a history sheeter.
In the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Shami had contested against six times winner from the Kunda constituency Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya.
Police is investigating the matter.
Further details are awaited.