SP announces candidates for 159 seats in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, January 24, 2022
The Samajwadi Party on Monday announced candidates for 159 seats in the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh to be held in February-March.
Shivpal Singh Yadav has been named as a candidate while party president Akhilesh Yadav will contest from Karhal in Mainpuri.
Samajwadi Party MP Mohd Azam Khan has been named as a candidate from Rampur, while Abdullah Azam will be the party's nominee from Suar in Rampur.
Some recent entrants into the party from other parties who have been given tickets include Supriya Aron from Congress, Daddu Prasad from BSP, and Brijendra Prajapati from BJP.
A party spokesman said that the candidates for the remaining seats would be announced soon.
The 403-member UP Assembly will go to the polls in seven phases between February 10 and March 7, and the counting of votes will be taken up on March 10.