The Samajwadi Party (SP,) on the 8th of March, released the first list of the candidates contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Uttar Pradesh will contest a total of 80 Lok Sabha seats, out of which, the SP announced 6 finalists.
Out of the 6 candidates, Mulayam Singh Yadav will contest in the Mainpuri constituency and Dharmender Singh Yadav in the Badaun constituency.
The other candidates are Akshay Yadav (Firozabad constituency,) Kamlesh Katheria (Etawah constituency,) Shabbir Valmiki (Bahraich constituency) and Bhai Lal (Robertsganj constituency.)
Recently, the SP formed an alliance with the Mayawati Das led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha elections.
Later, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD,) led by Ajit Singh, also joined hands with the grand alliance of the BSP and SP.
Speaking about the seat sharing mathematics, the BSP and the SP will contest a total of 38 and 37 seats respectively. The RLD will contest 3 seats, whereas the Amethi and Raebareli constituencies will be given to the Indian National Congress (INC,) which is not a part of the SP and BSP alliance.
Akhilesh Yadav, the President of the SP, cleared, the Party does not want to form an alliance with the INC. However, they will not contest in the Amethi and Raebareli constituencies, which are currently held by Rahul Gandhi, the President of the INC, and Sonia Gandhi, the Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA.)
The Lok Sabha elections are scheduled between April and May 2019 and the major parties contesting are the INC and the BJP.
Stay tuned for further updates about the Lok Sabha elections.
Also read : https://www.themangonews.com/breaking-news/lok-sabha-elections-bsp-and-sp-to-contest-in-2-more-states/