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Petition challenging Dimple's election as MP reaches HC

The election of UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav as Kannauj MP was challenged on Thursday in the Allahabad high court by a person who claimed that he wanted to contest the election but had been kidnapped by her party workers before filing the nomination.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2012 20:44 IST

The election of UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav as Kannauj MP was challenged on Thursday in the Allahabad high court by a person who claimed that he wanted to contest the election but had been kidnapped by her party workers before filing the nomination.

The petition challenging Dimple's unopposed election was filed by one Prabhat Kumar Pandey.

Dimple was elected unopposed to the Lok Sabha seat which had fallen vacant after resignation of her husband after he assumed the state's chief ministership.

Dimple had a stunning victory in the by-election for Kannauj held in June this year which came close on the heels of the Samajwadi Party's return to power in the state.