In an unexpected development, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has sacked its panel of leaders who act as its spokespersons on television channels.
In Azamgarh, Samajwadi president Akhilesh Yadav is leading over his nearest rival Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua of BJP.
Over 2.32 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise in this phase in UP. As many as 25,874 polling booths have been set up in 13,979 polling centers in the final phase, the Election Commission said.
Addressing a rally in Mirzapur, the BSP President said, "The BJP is worried in this last phase of elections because it knows that it is on its way out. They are trying to weaken our alliance by spreading canards but they will not succeed. This alliance signals a social change and will go a long way."
The man is Suresh Thakur, a lookalike of Adityanath who has been recently seen in all rallies of Akhilesh Yadav.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday accused the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress of looting public resources and building big bungalows for themselves using government funds.
"We gave out a clear message to all that the place for 'gundas' is either in jail or in 'ram naam satya hai yatra' (funeral procession)," the chief minister said in a public meeting in Khorabar here.
Accusing the district administration of acting under the BJP government's pressure, SP district president Hawaldar Yadav alleged that the Uttar Pradesh administration might cancel the election on the seat citing some technical reason as an excuse.
The reason for the murder is yet to be ascertained.
Shivpal, who is contesting Lok Sabha polls from here, said people of Firozabad invited him and based on their interest decided to contest from the seat.
Akhilesh Yadav said people are not able to depend on the technology and the EC as well as the government should assure the people about it.
Sinha is likely to be fielded from Lucknow seat against Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is a BJP candidate, said party sources.
This is not the first time Azam Khan has made sexist remarks aimed at Jaya Parda. Azam Khan and Jaya Prada are pitted against each other in Rampur parliamentary constituency.
The document also promises to spend six per cent of the GDP on education, and impose an extra two per cent tax on people with assets of more than Rs 2.5 crore.
The politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh has 80 Lok Sabha seats where polls are scheduled to be held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May.
Nanda said the Samajwadi Party decided to go for a tie-up with the Bahujan Samaj Party while leaving only two seats - Amethi and Raebareli - for the Congress in the light of its experience in the 2017 assembly polls in the state.
Adityanath also deprecated Akhilesh Yadav's step of forging a poll alliance with his father's arch rival BSP supremo Mayawati, terming the coalition as one "aimed at usurping power".
In the 2014 elections, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav had won the Mainpuri and Azamgarh parliamentary constituencies. Azamgarh is considered a strong belt of the party.
PM Modi attacks Samajwadi party, says they are betraying the principles of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia. He said today they are betraying the principles of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, tomorrow they will also betray the people of India.
The party later announced that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav's wife, Dimple Yadav, would contest from Kannauj, where she is the sitting MP.