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Akhilesh to fight assembly polls for first time, Mainpuri’s Karhal shortlisted for debut

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Uttar Pradesh (22/01/2022): Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election for the first time. The party said that he will fight from fight from Karhal constituency in Mainpuri district. The district has traditionally been a SP stronghold.

Announcing the decision, the SP chief promised to make Lucknow the IT hub, and created 22 lakh jobs for the youths in the sector. Akhilesh, who is an MP from Azamgarh seat, had earlier said that he would decide on contesting the Uttar Pradesh polls after talking to the people of his parliamentary constituency. Voting in Karhal will be held on February 20.

The Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency has been with the SP for nine consecutive terms. Sitting MP and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is representing it for the fifth time.

The Samajwadi Party’s Mainpuri district unit had on Thursday given a written request to the party chief to contest from the Karhal seat and he agreed, sources said.

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