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Samajwadi Party fields Tej Pratap Singh Yadav from UP's Kannauj Lok Sabha seat

Samajwadi Party leader and former Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Singh Yadav is a grand-nephew of late SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. Yadav is also married to Rajlakshmi, younger daughter of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar Kannauj Updated on: April 22, 2024 15:10 IST
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Image Source : X/@SAMAJWADI_MPI Former Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Singh Yadav

The Samajwadi Party has brought clarity to the speculation surrounding its candidate selection for the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat. In its recent announcement of candidates, the party named Tej Pratap Singh Yadav as its nominee for the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat on Monday. Significantly, the announcement follows a complete halt to growing speculation about Akhilesh Yadav contesting from the Kannauj seat. 


Moreover, along with the announcement of Tej Pratap Yadav's candidature, the party has also fielded Sanatan Pandey from Ballia seat. 

About Kannauj Lok Sabha Seat

Kannauj is one of the Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. The state has 80 parliamentary seats. The Kannauj seat comprises five Assembly segments including Chhibramau, Tirwa, Kannauj, Bidhuna and Rasulabad. The constituency is a general seat and not reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are the main parties in the constituency. 

Kannauj 2019 and 2014 Winners (Candidates and Parties)

In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, BJP candidate Subrat Pathak won the Kannauj seat for the first time with a margin of 12,353 votes. He was polled 5,63,087 votes with a vote share of 49.35%. He defeated the wife of Akhilesh Yadav and SP candidate Dimple Yadav who got 5,50,734 votes (48.27%). The total number of valid votes polled was 11,40,496.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, SP candidate Dimple Yadav won the Kannauj seat for the second time in a row including a bypoll. She was polled 4,89,164 votes with a vote share of 43.89%. BJP candidate Subrat Pathak got 4,69,257 votes (42.10%) and was the runner-up. Dimple Yadav defeated Pathak by a margin of 19,907 votes. The total number of valid votes polled in this constituency was 11,14,460. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Nirmal Tiwari came third with 1,27,785 votes (11.46%).

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