Akhilesh Yadav to Contest UP Assembly Election

Akhilesh Yadav to Contest UP Assembly Election

Akhilesh Yadav, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and the leader of the Samajwadi Party, will run for the UP assembly election in 2022 as per reports. Akhilesh has stated in November of last year that he would not be running in the election. The Azamgarh Member of Parliament has never run in a state election, not in 2012 or 2017. When he became the country's youngest chief minister in 2012, he went through the Legislative Council path.

Sources say the heat on Akhilesh has increased because Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would be running from Gorakhpur in the election. Another source of pressure on the Samajwadi Party is Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav's decision to join the BJP.

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