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Akhilesh Yadav to fight from Karhal segment

New Delhi, January 22

The SP on Saturday formally announced the candidature of party president Akhilesh Yadav from the Karhal assembly seat of the Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency.

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Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh is the sitting Mainpuri MP. SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav announced the seat of Akhilesh Yadav, who will be contesting his first state election this time.

SP’s sitting MLA from the segment Sovran Singh will vacate the seat for SP chief. Karhal has been an SP bastion since 1993, with a brief saffron spell between 2002 and 2007. The seat has been an SP stronghold for. It is located few km from Saifi, the family home of the Yadavs.

Karhal votes in the third phase on February 20 when other major segments of central UP will also poll. In 2012 when Akhilesh became UP CM, he got elected to the legislative council and not the assembly. His predecessor BSP chief Mayawati and Yogi Adityanath had also taken the legislative council route to the CM’s chair.

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