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Added on : 2019-03-24 14:22:50

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav will contest from Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh which was represented by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. This is the first time Akhilesh Yadav is contesting from eastern UP. In the 2009 general election, he scored his third Lok Sabha election win from Kannauj. He vacated the seat after he became the chief minister in 2012.

The seat is currently held by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, who is the party's candidate from Mainpuri, a family stronghold. The announcement comes days after ally Mayawati said she would not contest the Lok Sabha polls.

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