The Samajwadi Party Wednesday fielded actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha's wife Poonam Sinha as its Lok Sabha candidate from Lucknow, the constituency where the BJP has fielded Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Reminding people of Lucknow of the work done in the past by his party, the SP chief appealed to them to vote for Sinha.
"It is said that the first MP from here had been a woman," he said.
To a question, Yadav said, "The BJP has always tried to retire those who make their manifesto and deny him ticket."
Referring to BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, Yadav said the one who made the manifesto in 2014 for the saffron party has been denied ticket this time and the one who has made the manifesto this time will be denied ticket next time.
The respect given to mothers and daughters in our party is not less than what is extended by other parties, he said.
"There is no talk on the expressway, but one word was picked up from Azam Khan's speech and debated upon as this is election time," Yadav said.
Party MP Dimple Yadav, who was also present, said remarks of any kind on women were not right but questioned the silence over alleged adverse comments made by BJP supporters against BSP president Mayawati.
"Why was there no debate on what was said about me and Priyanka Gandhi. Why is only an adverse comment on BJP candidates raised," she asked.
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