18/04/2019 12:13 PM IST

Poonam Sinha To Take On Rajnath Singh In Lucknow, Files Nomination

Sinha joined the Samajwadi Party in the presence of party leader Dimple Yadav on Tuesday.

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Poonam Sinha on Thursday filed her nomination as the Samajwadi Party’s Lok Sabha candidate from Lucknow, the constituency where the BJP has fielded Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Her candidature was announced by SP president Akhilesh Yadav, a day after Poonam Sinha joined his party.

Poonam Sinha had joined the SP in the presence of party leader Dimple Yadav in Lucknow on Tuesday, the day when the sitting MP, Rajnath Singh filed his nomination papers.

“The Samajwadi Party will fight the election on the Lucknow seat only on the basis of the development works done by the SP and BSP governments,” Yadav said.

Reminding people of Lucknow of the work done in the past by his party, the SP chief appealed to them to vote for Sinha.

Poonam Sinha’s husband Shatrughan Sinha had recently quit the Bharatiya Janata Party and joined the Congress .

To a question, Yadav said, “The BJP has always tried to retire those who make their manifesto and deny him ticket.” 

(With PTI inputs)