Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Samajwadi Party on January 30 named 16 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, with party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav to contest from her current Mainpuri seat. The party also fielded sitting MLAs Ravidas Mehrotra and Lalji Verma from Lucknow and Ambedkar Nagar, respectively.
93-year-old Shafiqur Rahman Barq has been fielded from Sambhal, the constituency he currently represents in Lok Sabha.
Akshay Yadav, son of senior SP leader Ramgopal Yadav, has been named as the candidate from Firozabad, while Dharmendra Yadav fielded from Budaun parliamentary constituency.
The candidates’ list includes Devesh Shakya from Etah, Utkarsh Verma from Kheri, Anand Bhadauria from Dhaurahra, Anu Tandon from Unnao, Naval Kishore Shakya from Farrukhabad.