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LS 2019 polls: Akhilesh to contest from Kannauj, Mulayam from Mainpuri

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

supremo will contest the 2019 polls from Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj, which is represented at present by wife Dimple Yadav, while his father will contest from

Akhilesh made the announcement at a meeting of SP workers at the party headquarters here.

He said : "I will contest from while netaji (Mulayam) will contest from "

He said that the opposition has charged the SP with 'pariwarwad' (nepotism) due to which his wife will not contest the election this time.

To a question related to alliance and seat-sharing, he said, "With whosoever our alliance will take place, the party workers will ensure our victory and defeat of the BJP. This time, they will not get support of the people as they stand exposed. They only paid lip service to the people and did nothing on ground.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 16:30 IST