The Samajwadi Party has released a list of six candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, fielding party founder, Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav, from its stronghold Mainpuri and Mr. Dharmendra Yadav from Badaun.
Mr. Ramgopal Yadav’s son and sitting Firozabad MP, Mr. Akshay Yadav, would contest from Firozabad again. Besides the three family seats, three more reserved seat candidates were declared.
Mr. Kamlesh Katheria from Etawah, Mr. Bhailal Kol from Robertsganj and Mr. Shabbir Valmiki from Bahraich, the party announced. The list was signed by SP national chief general secretary, Mr. Ram Gopal Yadav.
The party left Mainpuri, described as its 'safest' seat, from Mr. 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, Mr. Yadav contested from Azamgarh and Mainpuri and won both.
In Mainpuri, his victory margin was a massive 3.64 lakh votes.