LS Polls: Akhilesh Yadav to contest from father's Azamgarh seat

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 14:55 hrs
Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav will contest the ensuing Lok Sabha elections from Azamgarh constituency while senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan will fight for the Rampur seat.

Akhilesh's father Mulayam Singh Yadav is the sitting MP from Azamgarh.

The party released its first list on March 8. Mulayam Singh Yadav has been fielded from Mainpuri constituency.

SP, BSP and RLD are contesting the Lok Sabha polls in alliance in Uttar Pradesh in which the SP will contest on 37 seats, BSP on 38 and RLD on three. The alliance will not contest two seats, Rae Bareli and Amethi.

The party also released a list of campaigners of the first phase of Lok Sabha polls which includes Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav, Azam Khan, Dimple Yadav and Jaya Bachchan.

Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to be held from April 11 and will go on till May 19 in seven phases. The polls in Uttar Pradesh will be held in all seven phases.The dates of polling in Uttar Pradesh are April 11, 18, 23, 29 and May 6, 12 and 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

There are 80 Lok Sabha seats at stake in Uttar Pradesh.