Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday released its fourth list of 5 candidates in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls. Akhilesh Yadav-led party in its fourth list fielded Tabbasum Hasan from Katarina Lok Sabha seats in Muzaffar Nagar. Hasan had in last year won by election from the seat. By-election in the seat was necessitated following the death of the BJP sitting MP Hukum Singh.
Apart from Hasan, the party named other three candidates that will take on BJP and Congress in the upcoming battle of ballots. Other four includes, Shafiq-ur-Rehman Burq from Sambhal Lok Sabha seat, Vinod Kumar alias Pandit Singh from Gonda Parliamentary seat and Ram Sagar Rawat from Barabanki (reserved) Lok Sabha seat. Surendra Kumar alias Munni Sharma, to contest from the parliamentary constituency of Ghaziabad.
Party’s move to field Shafiq-ur-Rehman came as a surprise because Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav was reportedly seeking ticket from Sambhal Lok Sabha seat.
With the fourth list, the party has now declared a total of 16 candidates out of 37 seats allotted to it in alliance with BSP. Prior to this party has released three lists of candidates in a run-up to general elections 2019.
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In the first list that the party had released last week, 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.
Samajwadi Party (SP) who has been in an alliance with BSP has got 37 seats while BSP gets a seat more and will field on 38 seats. RLD gets 3 Lok Sabha seat in the alliance, Ajit Singh led part will field its candidate of Mathura, Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat.
General Elections are slated for April-May this year that 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.
Counting of votes will take place on May 23, four days after the final round of Polling.