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Akhilesh to contest UP polls, confirms party source

By Ashoke Raj
January 19, 2022 10:21 IST
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Samajwadi Party Chief and MP from Azamgarh, Akhilesh Yadav will contest Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022, a party source said on Wednesday.

IMAGE: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addressing a press conference, at the party office in Lucknow. Photograph: ANI Photo

Speaking to ANI, the party source said, "Akhilesh Yadav will contest Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022."

When asked from where Akhilesh Yadav will contest, the source said that the party has not yet disclosed the seat.

Akhilesh Yadav will address a press conference at the party office in Lucknow at 1 pm on Wednesday.

 

He is likely to share more details on his seat and the party's vision ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections.

Elections for the 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10, the Election Commission said.

The polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7 in seven phases.

The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

In the 2017 Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party won a landslide victory winning 312 Assembly seats.

The party secured a 39.67 per cent vote share in the elections for 403-member assembly.

The Samajwadi Party bagged 47 seats, the Bahujan Samaj Party won 19 while the Congress could manage to win only seven seats.

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Ashoke Raj
Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
 
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