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Yet to decide on fielding candidate against Dimple: BSP

June 05, 2012 16:26 IST

The Bahujan Samaj Party on Tuesday said it is yet to decide on fielding candidate against Samajwadi Party nominee Dimple Yadav in Kannauj.

"We have not yet decided whether to field candidate against Dimple or not," BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya told reporters in Lucknow.

When asked if there is any chance of BSP giving walkover to the SP by not fielding a candidate, he said it would be decided by his party's central leadership.

Thirty-five-year-old Dimple, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Tuesday filed her nomination for the Lok Sabha by-election from Kannauj.

Reflecting the growing bonhomie between the two parties ahead of the presidential poll, Congress has decided not to field any candidate against Dimple, who had suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Congress' Raj Babbar in the by-election for Firozabad parliamentary seat in 2009.

The Kannauj by-election, to be held on June 24, has been necessitated following the resignation of Akhilesh after his election to the Legislative Council.
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