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Mulayam’s name not in SP’s star campaigners’ list
Uttar Pradesh

Mulayam’s name not in SP’s star campaigners’ list

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The Samajwadi Party on Sunday released its star campaigners' list in which there was no mention of party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav did not get a place in the star campaigners list announced for the first phase of polls in the state.

The 40-member list includes Mr Akhilesh Yadav, his wife and candidate from Kannauj Dimple Yadav, Bollywood star Jaya Bacchan, party's general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, Mohammad Azam Khan, spokesperson Rajendra Choudhury, leader of the opposition in the Assembly Ram Govind Choudhury and leader of the opposition in the Legislative Council Ahmed Hasan.

The other star campaigners of SP are Rajya Sabha members Javed Ali Khan, Vishambhar Prasad Nishad and Surendra Nagar.

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s elder brother’s son, Tej Pratap Singh, the present MP from Mainpuri ,who has not been renominated, also gets a place in the star campaigners' list, besides SP state president Naresh Uttam, minority cell president Maulana Yasin Ali Usmani, legislators Manoj Paras, Mahboob Ali and former minister Shahid Manzoor.

The other members in the star campaigners list are mostly the leaders from western UP.

In the first phase, eight Lok Sabha seats are going to polls on April 11 and tomorrow is the last date for filing of the nomination papers. (UNI)