Lucknow: Former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shivpal Singh Yadav on Friday announced that he is ready for the Lok Sabha 2019 polls and he will do so with his new political outfit ‘Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party’. Yadav has approached the Election Commission (EC) to register his party symbol- which might be- car, motorcycle or wheel.

Earlier, Shivpal had launched a party named as Samajwadi Secular Morcha. “The aim of the Samajwadi Secular Morcha is to emerge as a political power and bring a change in the state and country so as to ensure the development of all,” Yadav had said while inaugurating a function at the Saifai Sports stadium.

This comes days after SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav shared the stage with his son and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav during a rally in the national capital. Shivpal, who had earlier floated his own outfit by the name of Samajwadi Secular Mocha (SSM), wanted to field elder brother Mulayam from Mainpuri.

The former SP leader has claimed that 40 candidates from various parties with similar ideologies, will join his political outfit to contest the polls in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

He had already been mobilising marginalised SP leaders and announced that his party would contest all 80 parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh.