- Shivpal Yadav announced that he will be contesting the UP polls from Jaswantnagar.
- This is the leader's sixth time contesting from the constituency.
- He will be contesting on Akhilesh Yadav- led Samajwadi Party's seat instead of his own party.
Uttar Pradesh election 2022: Shivpal Yadav on Saturday announced that he will be contesting the upcoming assembly elections in UP from his old seat Jaswantnagar. This is the leader's sixth time contesting from the constituency.
The leader also said that he will be contesting on Akhilesh Yadav- led Samajwadi Party's seat instead of his own party Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party.
Jaswant Nagar in Etawah district will vote in the third phase on February 20. Yadav, who heads the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia), currently represents the constituency in the assembly.
In a tweet in Hindi, the Samajwadi Party said, "Shivpal Singh Yadav ji will be the candidate of SP and PSP alliance from Jaswant Nagar assembly seat of Etawah."
Shivpal Singh Yadav had got into a tussle with his nephew and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and formed the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) before the last assembly polls in 2017.
In december last, they announced an alliance for the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh to be held in seven phases between February 10 and March 7.
The results will be announced on March 10.