Lucknow: Amid apprehensions that BSP
supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minster Mayawati might declare
early polls, the Samajwadi Party on Friday released a list of 162
candidates for the 2012 State Assembly elections.
The list, released by party state president Akhilesh
Yadav and senior party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav here,
figures a number of former ministers and sitting MLA`s while
some new faces have also been added.
Prominent among those in the list include Shivpal
Singh Yadav from Jaswant Nagar Singh and daughter of former
chief secretary Akhand Pratap Singh, Juhi Singh from Lucknow.
The name of Amanmani Tripahti, son of jailed MLA
Amarmani Tripathi, also finds mention from Nautanwa seat along
with that of Vijay Mishra, accused of a bomb attack on BSP
minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi in Allahabad, from Gyanpur
Asked about the list of the remaining (403) seats,
Akhilesh said it would be released soon to give "ample time to
candidates for campaigning."