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Samajwadi Party names Phulpur, Allahabad candidates

Last month, BJP MP from Allahabad Shyama Charan Gupta had resigned from the party and joined the Samajwadi Party and is its Banda candidate

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The (SP) on Saturday announced its candidates for the Phulpur and parliamentary constituencies in for the 2019 elections.

The SP has fielded Pandhari Yadav from Phulpur, a constituency which came into prominence after being represented by the nation's first Prime Minister until his death in 1964.

Yadav is contesting the seat against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Kesari Devi Patel and the Congress's Pankaj Niranjan.

From Allahabad, the SP has fielded Rajendra Singh Patel.

Last month, BJP MP from Shyama Charan Gupta had resigned from the party and joined the and is its Banda candidate.

The BJP has fielded from Allahabad, a seat her father Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna lost to megastar in 1984.

Joshi had left the and joined the BJP before the 2017 Assembly elections.

The SP, which won five seats in the 2014 elections, is contesting this general election in alliance with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).

The SP is contesting 37, BSP 38 and the RLD three seats in the state. The SP-BSP-RLD alliance has left the two seats of Amethi and Rae Bareli for the



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First Published: Sat, April 20 2019. 14:56 IST