Akhilesh Yadav makes way for Tej Pratap Yadav in Kannauj

Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav will no longer contest from Kannauj in the Lok Sabha elections. Now his family member and former Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Yadav has been made the candidate on this seat.

On Monday, Samajwadi Party has fielded Sanatan Pandey against former MP Tej Pratap Yadav from Kannauj and BJP candidate Neeraj Shekhar from Ballia seat.

Earlier there were speculations that SP President Akhilesh Yadav would contest from Kannauj seat, but it did not happen. SP candidate Tej Pratap Yadav is the grandson of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother. He was married to Rajlakshmi, the younger daughter of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. He contested the elections from Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat in 2014 and won big.


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