Akhilesh Yadav files nomination from Kannauj; BJP takes India vs Pakistan dig | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Akhilesh Yadav files nomination from Kannauj; BJP takes India vs Pakistan dig

Apr 25, 2024 12:40 PM IST

In the 2019 general elections, BJP's Subrata Pathak had defeated Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav from Kannauj.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has filed his nomination from Kannauj. Meanwhile, Subrata Pathak, the Bharatiya Janata Party's MP from Kannauj, has compared his electoral contest with Yadav to India vs Pakistan cricket match.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

"In a democracy, the election is the biggest festival. When elections are held they should be interesting...When Akhilesh Yadav sent Tej Pratap here he understood...If the match had been with Tej Pratap it would have been India vs Japan's cricket match. Now the match would be like India vs Pakistan (Subrata Pathak against Akhilesh Yadav)," Pathak said.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

In the 2019 general elections, BJP's Subrata Pathak had defeated Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav from Kannauj.

Reacting to the remark, SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said the MP should be sent to an asylum.He should be sent to a lunatic asylum as crazy people cannot fight the election. If he is saying this, then he is mad. He should be sent to a lunatic asylum," he added.

On Wednesday evening, Samajwadi Party wrote on X that Akhilesh Yadav would file his nomination papers from Kannauj today.

"National president Akhilesh Yadav will file his nomination papers from the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat at 12 pm tomorrow as Samajwadi Party candidate," the party posted in Hindi.

Before the announcement, Akhilesh Yadav had exuded confidence in Samajwadi Party's victory from the seat.

"The question here is of historic victory from the seat. The BJP will become history in this election as people have made up their mind for INDIA bloc. People are going to vote against the NDA," he told PTI.

The decision came days after the party declared his nephew Tej Pratap Yadav as its candidate from Kannauj.

Tej Pratap, the son-in-law of Lalu Prasad Yadav, was the MP from Mainpuri between 2014 and 2019. He is a member of the Samajwadi Party.

Akhilesh Yadav has won the Kannauj seat thrice -- 2000, 2004 and 2009. He vacated the constituency in 2012 after he became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Dimple Yadav was the MP of Kannauj until 2019.

Akhilesh Yadav is currently an MLA in UP's assembly.

With inputs from PTI, ANI

Tell us what your First Vote will stand for in a short video & get a chance to be featured on HT’s social media handles. Click here to know more!

Get Current Updates on India News, Elections 2024, Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live, Election 2024 Date, Weather Today along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    author-default-90x90

    Follow the latest breaking news and developments from India and around the world with Hindustan Times' newsdesk. From politics and policies to the economy and the environment, from local issues to national events and global affairs, we've got you covered.

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, May 24, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On