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Shivpal Yadav To Contest 2019 Lok Sabha Elections From Firozabad In Up

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| January 27 , 2019 , 11:56 IST

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia chief Shivpal Yadav on Saturday announced that he will contest the upcoming  Lok Sabha elections from Firozabad constituency against his nephew Akshay Yadav, the incumbent MP, son of Shivpal’s estranged brother Ram Gopal Yadav.

Shivpal said, "The people of Firozabad want me to contest the Lok Sabha elections from there and so I will contest from Firozabad."

He also took a dig at BSP chief Mayawati and said, “Neither did I nor did Neta Ji ever consider Mayawati as a sister. Then how is Akhilesh calling her ‘bua’?” he said, adding that Mayawati cannot be trusted as she used to call SP ‘gundo ki sarkar’.

Shivpal Yadav’s party will be contesting on all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming elections. However, he won’t field any candidate against his elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav

Shivpal launched the SSM on August 29 after he fell out with his nephew and Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav. He had said he felt neglected in the SP, which was founded by his elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav after his nephew took charge of the party.