UP Panchayat polls: Mulayam Singh’s niece Sandhya Yadav to contest Zila Panchayat election on BJP ticket


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Mulayam’s niece Sandhya Yadav to contest Zila Panchayat election on BJP ticket 

In a serious setback to the primary household of the Samajwadi Get together in Uttar Pradesh, Sandhya Yadav, niece of social gathering patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, can be contesting the Zila Panchayat elections on a BJP ticket from Mainpuri, a stronghold of the Samajwadi Get together.

Sandhya Yadav is the sister of former Badaun MP Dharmendra Yadav and likewise the incumbent chairperson of Mainpuri district panchayat.

Sandhya, who had gained the final election on a Samajwadi ticket, filed her nomination papers on Wednesday. The polling is scheduled to happen on April 19.

In 2017, a no-confidence movement was moved in opposition to Sandhya only a week after her husband, Anujesh Yadav, who was a member of the Firozabad Zila Panchayat and was near Shivpal Yadav, was expelled from the social gathering. Anujesh had signed a movement in opposition to the native Zila Panchayat president, Vijay Pratap, who in flip, is an in depth affiliate of Ram Gopal Yadav.

Later, the movement was withdrawn after 11 members submitted an affidavit disassociating themselves from the choice.

Two years in the past, in 2019, Anujesh joined BJP. He informed reporters, “If SP members might transfer a no-confidence movement in opposition to my spouse (Sandhya), she will additionally struggle the elections on a BJP ticket.”

Anujesh claimed that his spouse would win this election.

Yadav additional stated, “My mom, Urmila Yadav, had been MLA twice from Ghiror in 1993 and 1996 and we get pleasure from appreciable help among the many individuals.”

Former Samajwadi MP from Mainpuri, Tej Pratap Yadav, who’s a nephew of Sandhya Yadav, stated the social gathering will deal with her as a political opponent.

“Now we have our personal candidate and we’ll work for his victory,” he added.

BJP district president Pradeep Chauhan stated, “Mulayam Singh Yadav himself had praised PM Narendra Modi in Parliament, and if the previous’s niece is contesting as our social gathering candidate, it signifies that she additionally helps the event agenda of the BJP. There’s nothing mistaken in it. Everybody has a proper to decide on one’s path.”

Nonetheless, the SP leaders in Lucknow admitted, albeit on situation of anonymity, that Sandhya’s resolution to contest on a BJP ticket was a ‘big embarrassment’ for the social gathering and likewise the household.

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