The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh has released the list 191 candidates for first three phases of ongoing Vidhan Sabha poll in the state. The Party has also decided to field candidates in western UP, the strong hold of RLD. Akhilesh has given ticket to his uncle Shivpal Yadav from Jaswant Nagar whereas his son Aditya doe not figure in the list.
The list released today seems to have accommodated most of the of both the camps of Samajwadi Party. Naresh Agrawal’s son Nitin Agrawal got ticket from Hardoi and Azam Khan’s son Abdullah Azam gets ticket from Suar of Rampur.
The inclusion of Shivpal Yadav indicates a reconciliation between father Mulayam Singh and son Akhilesh Yadav. The Samajwadi Party has said it will contest 300 of 403 seats of the state, leaving rest of 103 for the Congress. The alliance between SP and Congress is expected today.