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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav files nomination from Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 April 2019, 02:49 PM
Akhilesh Yadav will face Bhojpuri superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav aka Nirahua, who is contesting from Azamgarh on a BJP ticket. (Photo: Twitter)
Akhilesh Yadav will face Bhojpuri superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav aka Nirahua, who is contesting from Azamgarh on a BJP ticket. (Photo: Twitter)

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav will file his nomination for Lok Sabha elections from Azamgarh parliamentary seat on Thursday. Later, he will address a public gathering in Baitholi village along Azamgarh-Mau highway. Azamgarh is currently being represented by SP patriarch and Akhilesh's father Mulayam Singh Yadav. The BJP has fielded Bhojpuri superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav aka Nirahua against the SP chief from the constituency. This is the third time Akhilesh Yadav has changed his constituency. Earlier, he had won Lok Sabha elections from Kannauj and Firozabad. Azamgarh will go to polls in the sixth phase on May 12.

Below are the live updates of Akhilesh Yadav's nomination filing:

#02:42 pm: SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav files nomination from Azamgarh parliamentary constituency.

#10:45 am: After filing his nomination papers, Akhilesh Yadav will also address a public meeting in Azamgarh.

# 10:15 am: Ahead of nomination filing, Akhilesh Yadav's appeal to voters: "One day's voting in democracy not only determines the direction of five years but the coming decades."

#10:00 am: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is all set to file his nomination papers from Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency today. Later in the day, the SP chief will address a rally in Baitholi village along Azamgarh-Mau highway. Stay with out live blog as we provide you all the live updates from Akhilesh Yadav's nomination filing and Baitholi rally.

First Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:09 AM
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