The Samajwadi Party fielded actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha as its Lok Sabha candidate from Lucknow, the constituency where the BJP has fielded Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The candidature was announced by SP president Akhilesh Yadav, a day after Poonam Sinha joined his party.
“After due deliberations with the party leaders, it has been decided that Poonam Sinha will be the party nominee from Lucknow seat,” Akhilesh told.
Poonam Sinha had joined the SP in the presence of party leader Dimple Yadav in Lucknow on Tuesday, the day when the sitting MP, Rajnath Singh filed his nomination papers.
“The Samajwadi Party will fight the election on the Lucknow seat only on the basis of the development works done by the SP and BSP governments ,” Akhilesh said