Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama Charan Gupta joined the Samajwadi Party on Saturday. He will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Banda constituency.
Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party has so far released six lists of candidstes. In the fourth list, the party announced name of one candidate - Ratiram Bansal, who will contest from Tikamgadh constituency.
In the fifth list, the names of four candidates were released. The party has fielded Vinod Kumar alias Pandit Singh from Gonda, Ram Sagar Rawat from Barabanki, and Safikur Rahman Bark from Sambhal. Sitting Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MP Tabassum Hasan will contest from Kairana.
In the sixth list, the party declared one name - Surendra Kumari alias Munni Sharma from Ghaziabad constituency.
On March 12, the SP had released a list of two candidates - Ramji Lal Suman from Hathras and Rajendra S Vind from Mirzapur and on March 8, the party had declared names of nine candidates, including three women who will contest the Lok Sabha polls. SP fielded party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from Mainpuri parliamentary constituency.