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Poonam Sinha joins SP to contest against Rajnath

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Barely two hours after filed his nomination papers with almost no rival in sight, Poonam Sinha, wife of Shatrughan Sinha, arrived here on Tuesday to take him on as a candidate.

Poonam reached earlier and headed straight to the office to formally become a member of the party.

was present at the party office and gave the membership to Poonam Later, founder also arrived at the party office and had a meeting with Poonam

Samajwadi Party sources said that would file her nomination papers on Thursday and she would be the SP-BSP-RLD candidate from The was likely to support her.

The decision not to field any candidate from the state capital paves the way for a one-on-one face-off between and

There are four lakh Kayastha voters and 1.3 lakh Sindhi voters in Lucknow, apart from 3.5 lakh Muslims. is a Sindhi while her husband is a Kayastha.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 16:12 IST
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