The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday released the list of campaigners for the first phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. The name of Shivpal Yadav, uncle of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, is missing from the list.
The names in the list of campaigners include Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Kiranmoy Nanda, Azam Khan, Ram Gopal Yadav, Narendra Aggarwal, Surendra Nagar, Jaya Bachchan.
Capping days of feverish parleys, Congress and Samajwadi Party forged an alliance to contest the UP Assembly polls together, with the ruling party leaving 105 of the 403 seats for its alliance partner.
Though SP has so far given tickets to 324 candidates, it will ask its nominees to withdraw from those constituencies it has offered to Congress as part of seat-sharing agreement.
SP will contest 298 seats under the arrangement.