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Akhilesh Yadav to retain Kannauj Lok Sabha seat, resign as MLA from UP's Karhal

Speaking on the recently concluded Lok Sabha election results, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that negative politics has ended and the people's issues and concerns have triumphed.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: June 11, 2024 14:21 IST
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav
Image Source : PTI Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has announced that he will continue as Member of Parliament from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat and resign as MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Karhal Assembly seat. The former UP chief minister contested Lok Sabha election from party's stronghold seat Kannauj and won the polls with a good margin.

Akhilesh Yadav will be the party's leader in the Lok Sabha, the formalities for which will be completed in Delhi. Yadav will resign from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, where he is the Leader of Opposition, a senior party leader said.

Making the announcement, Akhilesh Yadav said, "I have met the workers of Karhal and Mainpuri and told them that as I have won the elections from 2 seats, I have to leave a seat. So I will inform you about leaving the seat of Vidhan Sabha soon."

Rajendra Chaudhary, the Samajwadi Party's chief spokesperson, said, "It is understood that Yadav will be the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha but there is a formality of choosing the leader of the parliamentary party and this will be completed in Delhi."

As a constituent of the opposition INDIA bloc, the Samajwadi Party won 37 out of Uttar Pradesh's 80 seats to emerge as the third largest party in the Lok Sabha.

In a statement, the Samajwadi Party said a meeting of its newly-elected MPs was held at its state headquarters that was chaired by Yadav.

He congratulated the MPs for their victory and said, "Our responsibility has increased due to the massive support of the public. The struggle of the socialists to raise the problems of the people, to put forward their views in their interest will continue in the Lok Sabha. The era of positive politics has begun. The issues of the people have won.

The struggle of the Samajwadi Party for the interests of the people will continue."

He further said, "The results of the Lok Sabha elections have forever made communalism insignificant. The will of the people has won against the will of the BJP. Now we have to prepare for the 2027 assembly elections." The Samajwadi Party chief said social justice is its real agenda.

"The fight of the Samajwadi Party is long.''

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