Shalini Yadav joined the Samajwadi Party today in the presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav. (Image Credit: Twitter)
Samajwadi Party on Monday fielded Shalini Yadav from Varanasi parliamentary constituency. Shalini, who joined SP earlier in the evening, will take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Shalini is the daughter of former MP and former Deputy Speaker of Rajya Sabha late Shyamlal Yadav. She joined the Samajwadi Party today in the presence of party chief and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Samajwadi Party (SP) releases a list of two candidates for #LokSabhaElections2019 . Sanjay Chauhan to contest from Chandauli and Shalini Yadav to contest from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituencies. pic.twitter.com/fz4Ez9X6Bj— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 22, 2019
Shalini had unsuccessfully run for the Mayoral poll of Varanasi Municipal corporation in 2017 from the Congress
Samajwadi Party has also announced its candidates for Chandauli and Mirzapur Lok Sabha seats. The party has given tickets to Sanjay Chauhan from Chandauli and former BJP leader Ram Charitra Nishad from Mirzapur Lok Sabha seat.
Ram Charitra Nishad has replaces Rajendra S Bind, a press released by the party reads.
Nishad, a BJP MP from Machlishahr constituency, had last week joined the SP in the presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav. Varanasi, Chandauli and Mirzapur constituencies will go to polls in the last phase on May 19.