Lok Sabha Election 2024: Akhilesh Yadav to Contest Lok Sabha Elections from Kannauj Seat, Filing Nomination Tomorrow

Akhilesh Yadav

Lok Sabha Election 2024: The Samajwadi Party (SP) has officially confirmed that its chief, Akhilesh Yadav, will be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Kannauj constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Yadav is scheduled to file his nomination at 12 pm on Thursday, the party announced on Wednesday.

Akhilesh Yadav to Contest Lok Sabha Elections from Kannauj Seat, Filing Nomination Tomorrow

Voting for the Kannauj seat is slated to take place in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 13, with the results scheduled for declaration on June 4.

Initially, the SP had announced Tej Pratap Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav’s nephew and son-in-law of RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav, as its candidate from the Kannauj seat. However, speculations had been rife that Akhilesh Yadav would personally contest from the constituency.

With Akhilesh Yadav’s decision to contest from Kannauj

With Akhilesh Yadav’s decision to contest from Kannauj, a total of five Yadav family members are now participating in the Lok Sabha elections. These include Dimple Yadav from Mainpuri, Akshay Yadav from Firozabad, Aditya Yadav from Badaun, and Dharmendra Yadav from Azamgarh.

Earlier in the day, Akhilesh Yadav had hinted at the possibility of his candidature from Kannauj, stating that the historic victory from the seat was paramount. He expressed confidence in defeating the NDA alliance and highlighted the strength of the PDA bloc in the upcoming elections.

Akhilesh Yadav has a history with the Kannauj seat, having won it in 2000, 2004, and 2009. However, he vacated the seat in 2012 upon assuming the chief ministerial position. His wife, Dimple Yadav, won the subsequent by-election uncontested. Dimple Yadav retained the seat in 2014 but lost it to the BJP in 2019.

The SP and Congress have forged a seat-sharing agreement for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. While the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP is contesting on 63 seats, the Congress is contesting on 17 seats in the state.

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