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Mulayam's daughter-in-law Aparna set to join BJP

Source: ANI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
January 19, 2022 08:57 IST
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In what could be a big blow to the Samajwadi Party ahead of upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Aparna Yadav, daughter-in-law of former state chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, is set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday.

IMAGE: Aparna Yadav with Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and party chief Akhilesh Yadav. Photograph: ANI Photo

She is expected to meet BJP president J P Nadda after joining the party on Wednesday.

According to sources, Aparna has sought a ticket from the Lucknow Cantt assembly seat.

Amid the talks of Aparna joining the BJP, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav had also said that BJP members are worrying more about his family than about themselves.

 

Aparna has in the past lauded some initiatives of the BJP government.

She also donated Rs 11 lakh to the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Aparna contested the 2017 assembly elections from Lucknow Cantt seat and finished second.

She was defeated by BJP's Rita Bahuguna Joshi and secured about 63,000 votes.

Aparna is the wife of Prateek Yadav, son of Mulayam Singh's second wife Sadhna Gupta.

There are many contenders for Lucknow Cantt seat in the BJP.

Apart from Deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, Rita Bahuguna Joshi is also seeking a ticket for her son from the seat.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
 
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