Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav would file his nomination papers on Thursday for the biennial elections to 13 seats of Legislative Council slated for April 26 next.
Yadav and Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary would be filing their nomination papers, SP sources in Lucknow said.
Yadav, sworn in as the youngest chief minister of the state on March 15 last, is now not a member of any of the houses of the legislature.
Meanwhile, five nomination papers were filed on Wednesday for the biennial elections.
Notable among those who filed their papers are revenue minister Ambika Chaudhary, Madhu Gupta, Naresh Chand Uttam , Ram Sakal Gurjar and Vijay Yadav (all belonging to SP).