Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav likely to contest Lok Sabha Election from UP’s Sambhal
Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh on Thursday met with the party president Akhilesh Yadav. It is reported that during the meeting, Mulayam Singh asked Akhilesh Yadav to field Aparna Yadav in Lok Sabha elections 2019. Mulayam Singh Yadav wants Aparna Yadav, who is the younger daughter-in-law, to contest from Sambhal parliamentary constituency.
Earlier, the Samajwadi Party released a list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh in which it was said that party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav will contest from its stronghold Mainpuri while SP chief Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav from Kannauj, where she is the sitting MP.
Dharmendra Yadav will contest from Badaun, Akshay Yadav from Firozabad, Kamlesh Katheria from Etawah, Bhailal Kol from Robertsganj and Shabbir Valmiki from Bahraich, the party announced. The list was signed by SP national chief general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav.
The party left Mainpuri, described as its "safest" seat, for Mulayam Yadav, who is MP from Azamgarh right now. He represented Mainpuri in the Lok Sabha in 1996, 2004 and 2009. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Mulayam Yadav contested from Azamgarh and Mainpuri and won both. In Mainpuri, his victory margin was a massive 3.64 lakh votes.
In the state, Mainpuri, one of the two seats that elected Mulayam Singh Yadav in 2014, will also vote on April 23, while voting in Azamgarh, which the senior Samajwadi Party leader retained, will happen on May 12. Kannauj, which elected his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav in 2014, will vote on April 29.