Mulayam Singh Yadav’s name included in Samajwadi Party’s revised star campaigners’ list, day after being left out

The Samajwadi Party made a volte face and included its founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's name in its list of star campaigners, a day after leaving him out of it

Press Trust of India March 24, 2019 22:39:16 IST
Mulayam Singh Yadav’s name included in Samajwadi Party’s revised star campaigners’ list, day after being left out
  • Samajwadi Party included its founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's in its list of star campaigners, a day after leaving him out of it

  • SP’s list of 40 star campaigners did not mention the party patriarch’s name, who will be contesting from Mainpuri

  • The list included the names of party chief Akhilesh Yadav, senior party leaders Azam Khan, Dimple Yadav and Jaya Bachchan

Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party Sunday made a volte face and included its founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's name in its list of "star campaigners", a day after leaving him out of it.

The party's list of 40 "star campaigners", sent to the Election Commission Saturday, had no mention of the SP patriarch's name. But the SP revised its list Sunday and mentioned Mulayam Singh Yadav's name on the top of it before sending it to the poll panel.

Mulayam Singh Yadavs name included in Samajwadi Partys revised star campaigners list day after being left out

File image of Mulayam Singh Yadav. PTI

The revised list signed by senior SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav, besides including the party's founders name, also carried the names of party chief Akhilesh Yadav, senior party leaders Azam Khan, Dimple Yadav and Jaya Bachchan among others. Ram Gopal Yadav too was enlisted as one of the "star campaigners".

The party has fielded Mulayam Singh Yadav from Mainpuri, considered as his home turf and "safest" one.

The socialist stalwart presently represents Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency, which he had won in 2014 elections along with Mainpuri seat. He had contested from the both seats. He had represented Mainpuri three times earlier in 1996, 2004 and 2009.

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