Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam joins Samajwadi Party; likely to contest from Lucknow

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha on Tuesday joined Samajwadi Party amidst rumours about her contesting against Union Minister Rajnath Singh from Lucknow Parliamentary Seat.

While Poonam’s Husband, Shatrughan, a two-time BJP lawmaker from Patna, had recently joined the Congress. Congress has pitched him from Patna Sahib against Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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Poonam Sinha joined Samajwadi Party in Lucknow in the presence Akhilesh Yadav‘s wife Dimple Yadav. Samajwadi Party is likely to announce her candidature from Lucknow Parliamentary Seat against BJP Candidate and Union Minister Rajnath Singh.

Singh has early in the early filed his nomination from the seat.

Speaking on the development, Ravidas Mehrotra of Samajwadi Party said, ‘Poonam Sinha Ji will be the SPBSP-RLD candidate from Lucknow. She will file nomination on April 18. We appeal to the Congress that do not field your candidate from here so that BJP can be defeated.

The Lucknow parliamentary seat will go to polls on May 6. The last date to file nominations for the prestigious seat is April 18.

The Seat had in past represented by Atal Bihar Vajpayee for 5 terms from 1991 to 2009. However, in 2009 BJP’s Lalji Tandon won the Parliamentary Seat. BJP Senior Leader Rajnath had in 2014 won the by defeating Congress Rita Bahuguna Joshi with over 2.50 Lak Votes.

Rajnath Singh earlier in the filed his nomination from Lucknow seeking his second term.

General Elections have already begun from April 11 and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19.

Uttar Pradesh which has a total of 80 seats will go to polls in all seven phases starting from April 11. The Lok Sabha Seats of – Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Kairana, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat and Bijnor have already voted on April 11.

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