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Its official: Akhilesh is SP's CM candidate for 2017 polls

This comes after Mulayam Singh had said if party secured majority, SP legislators and parliamentary board would choose CM

Virendra Singh Rawat  |  Lucknow 

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is the ruling Samajwadi Party’s (SP) official chief ministerial candidate for the 2017 state polls, a top party leader said here today. This comes three days after party president and patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav had emphasised that in event of the party securing majority, the CM would be selected by the SP legislators and the parliamentary board. On Saturday, SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav had even written a terse letter to Mulayam cautioning against not projecting Akhilesh as the party’s CM candidate, which he claimed ...

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 17:06 IST
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