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UP: Mulayam's daughter to contest bypoll

September 02, 2009 14:46 IST

Samajwadi Party will field Dimple Yadav, daughter-in-law of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, for the Ferozabad Lok Sabha bypoll.

The by-election has been necessitated as Akhilesh Singh Yadav, the SP chief's son, vacated the seat and retained Kannauj. Akhilesh also heads the party's Uttar Pradesh unit.

The candidature of Dimple was announced here today by SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav at a press conference where he rejected a suggestion that SP was promoting dynastic politics.

Asked whether Dimple was a primary member of the party, he said, "all family members (of Mulayam Singh Yadav) are life members of SP."

While Congress has decided to field former SP MP from Agra Raj Babbar, BSP has said it will put up S P Singh Baghel, who had contested the general elections from the same seat.


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