Firozabad: Shivpal Singh Yadav, chief of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia), on Sunday said that he would not attend the nomination paper filing of his brother and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav from Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency on Monday as his political adversaries would be there.
“My adversaries would be there. Hence I cannot go there,” said Yadav. He, however, said that he will meet Mulayam Singh Yadav and will invite him for his party rallies.
“I will meet Netaji to convey my good wishes to him and also receive his blessings. I will invite him for our rallies too,” said Yadav.
Yadav on Saturday filed his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha election. He is in the fray against his nephew Akshaya Yadav, son of Samajwadi Party general secretary Prof Ram Gopal Yadav. Akshaya is also the sitting MP from the seat.
In 2014, BJP and its allies won 73 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats at stake in the state. Samajwadi Party won five seats while the Congress could manage to win only two seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party drew a blank.
This time SP has formed an alliance with the BSP.
Seven-phase Lok Sabha polls are set to begin on April 11 and will go on till May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. In Uttar Pradesh, where 80 seats are at stake, polling will be held during all seven phases.