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Poonam Sinha joins SP, to contest against Rajnath Singh from Lucknow

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Poonam Sinha, wife of Shatrugan on Tuesday joined the (SP), who is pitting her from Uttar Pradesh's parliamentary constituency against

The development comes after last week, Shatrughan joined the after quitting the BJP, with whom he had an almost three-decade-long association.

Poonam was inducted into the party in the presence of and Akhilesh Yadav's wife

told ANI that Poonam would contest from parliamentary constituency against

"Poonam ji will be the SP-BSP-RLD candidate from She will file her nomination on April 18 and we appeal to the to not field their candidate from here so that BJP can be defeated," Mehrotra said.

Reacting to her induction into the SP fold, said" "I would like to congratulate on joining Good thing is who herself is contesting in the election was present on her joining. This is the beauty of alliance. In the first phase the alliance is leading and like this only votes will keep coming."

BJP's had won from the Lucknow seat in the 2014

SP, BSP and RLD are contesting Lok Sabha polls in alliance in in which the SP will contest on 37 seats, BSP on 38 and RLD on three.

The alliance has left two seats, and Amethi, for the Lok Sabha elections in are being held in all seven phases. The second phase of elections is on April 18 and counting of votes for all phases will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 17:07 IST