Samajwadi Party (SP) MP from Badaun, Dharmendra Yadav is very much disappointed with his brother-in-law and heavily criticized his decision of joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Samajwadi Party leader is so much disappointed that he publicly announced that his name must not be linked with his brother-in-law as he does not want to keep any relationship with any BJP leader.
It was reported that Dharmendra Yadav’s brother-in-law, Anujesh Pratap Singh Yadav joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday (March 24) in Agra ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
Reacting to the news, Dharmendra Yadav, said, “I have come to know that Anujesh joined the BJP. The media has presented him as my brother-in-law in their reports.”
“I want to clarify that I cannot have any relation with any BJP leader, so I do not have any relation with Anujesh. I request the media not to report him as my relative,” Dharmndra Yadav said in a statement.
Samajwadi Party is contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), as per the seat sharing agreement SP will be contesting on 37 seats, BSP on 38 seats and 3 seats have been given to the RLD in Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party had mentioned that they have left two seats for congress namely, Amethi and Raebareli. Apart from Uttar Pradesh, SP is in alliance with BSP in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand as well.
According to the seat sharing agreement in Madhya Pradesh, SP is contesting on three out of 29 Lok Sabha seats and BSP on the rest 26 Lok Sabha seats. Samajwadi party will contest Balaghat, Tikamgarh, and Khajuraho seats in Madhya Pradesh.
Similarly in Uttarakhand, which has just five Lok Sabha seats, BSP has left only one seat for Samajwadi Party namely Garhwal (Pauri), while BSP candidate will contest from the rest four Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand.
Whereas Congress has already announced the names of its candidates for all five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand. The grand old party has fielded Congress general secretary Harish Rawat from Nainiital, former MLA Harish Kumar from Haridwar, former Chief Minister BC Khanduri’s son Manish Khanduri from Pauri, state Congress president Pritam Singh from Tehri and Rajya Sabha member Pradeep Tamat from Almora.