The party has named Pandhari Yadav from Phulpur Parliamentary Seat. Yadav in a run-up to the polls will take on Congress’ Candidate Pankaj Niranjan and BJP’s Keshari Patel. Samajwadi Party had won the seat in 2018 By-elections. The polls on the seat were necessitated after Sitting MP Keshav Prasad Maurya appointed as the deputy CM of the state.
Keshav Prasad Maurya of BJP had in 2014 General Elections defeated Samajwadi party Leader Dharam Raj Singh Patel with over 3 Lakh votes.
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With this, The party has so far declared a total of 29 candidates out of 37 seats allotted to it in alliance with BSP and RLD.
In the first list, its founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has been fielded from Mainpuri parliamentary seat. While in the Second list, the party has fielded Dimple Yadav, wife of Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav stronghold Kannauj Lok Sabha Seat. SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav is contesting from Azamgarh.
BSP-SP combine in the state is taking on BJP and Congress. BJP has taken Apna Dal(S), Nishad Party into its fold while Congress has also managed to ink poll tie-up with Mahan Dal, Apna Dal faction, Jan Adhikar Rally, others.
80 seats of the state will go to polls in all seven phases starting from April 11 till May 19. The 16 Lok Sabha Seats of including Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Kairana, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Bijnor, Aligarh, Mathura, Buldansharhr, among others have already voted on in first two phases of Voting. Phase-III of Voting is slated for April 23.
Counting of votes will take place on May 23, four days after the final round of Polling.
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