Samajwadi Party Faces Turmoil with Frequent Candidate Changes in Uttar Pradesh

The Samajwadi Party contesting 62 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh has changed candidates in 10 of its constitution.

It is known that the Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav himself replaced his nephew as the candidate is known to have a strong hold of Kannauj on Thursday, 3 days after Tej Pratap was announced as a candidate.

Another candidate of the Samajwadi Party Rakesh Kashyap who filed his documents on April 22 came to know that SP has cancelled his name and he has been replaced with a candidate whose maternal uncle is a MLC.

When asked about the constant changes of candidates ASP leader said, ” The party has picked a lot of leaders to contest the elections based on caste equations. But, they were not necessarily backed by the SP leadership in the district units.

For instance, there are at least 15 people who have come from BSP in the last couple of years. They have also been given tickets by the SP. Now, when these outsiders are declared candidates, the party’s local leadership opposes them and the president is forced to change the nominees. In Kannauj, the local leadership started opposing Tej Pratap’s candidature.”

The BJP and Jayantnt Chaudhary laid Rashtriya Lok Dal called it a “confused party”

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