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Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Samajwadi Party names Shalini Yadav to take on PM Modi in Varanasi

Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday released another list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha PollsAkhilesh Yadav-led party in the latest list announced the candidates for Varanasi and Chandauli Lok Sabha Seats.

The party has named Shalini Yadav from Varanasi to take on PM Narendra Modi. Shalini Yadav is the daughter-in-law of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Shyam Lal Yadav. She had earlier in the day shifted his loyalties from Congress to Samajwadi Party. Soon after joining the party she said to work with the party national president Akhilesh Yadav.

She will be taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is seeking his second term from the parliamentary seat. Congress is yet to name its candidate for the Lok Sabha Seat.

The party in the latest list named Sanjay Chauhan from Chandauli Lok Sabha Seat.

With this, The party has so far declared a total of 32 candidates out of 37 seats allotted to it in alliance with BSP and RLD.

READ: Here is the Full List of Candidates announced by Samajwadi Party in UP

Samajwadi Party in a run-up to the national elections has forged an alliance with BSP-RLD  Under the poll pact, BSP has kept a lion share of 38 seats while three seats been offered to Ajit Singh’s RLD. Samajwadi Party is contesting on 37 Seats of the state.

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.

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 from Kannauj.

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. While Phase-III of Voting is underway.

Counting of votes will take place on May 23, four days after the final round of Polling.


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