Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday released the third list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The party has fielded Tabassum Hasan from Kairana. She had won 2014 general election on Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket.
The other three names in the list are Pandit Singh from Gonda, Ramsagar Rawat from Barabanki and Shafiqur Rahman Barq from Sambhal.
The party had on March 8 released the second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, naming SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav from Kannauj and Poorvi Varma and Usha Varma from Kheri and Hardoi, respectively.
SP’s second list with three names came a few hours after the party had announced first list of six candidates for general elections, which fielded Mulayam Singh Yadav from Mainpuri. Besides, it also named Dharmendra Singh from Badaun, Akshay Yadav from Faridabad, Kamlesh Katheria from Etahwah, Shabbir Valmiki from Behraich and Bhai Lal from Robertsganj.
Meanwhile if media reports are to be believed, Akhilesh Yadav is likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Azamgarh, which is currently held by his father.
The names of nine candidates were announced by the Samajwadi Party a day after the Congress released its first list of 15 candidates from Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, fielding UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli and Congress President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi.
The Samajwadi Party is contesting the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). As per the seat-sharing arrangement, the former will contest 37 while the latter will be fighting it out on 38 seats. In 2014, the SP had won just 5 out of 80 seats.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will begin on April 11. The counting of votes will be held on May 23.