Akhilesh picks bastion, Bhim Army chief to take on Yogi
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav will contest the UP Assembly polls from Karhal in Mainpuri district, party's national spokesperson Ashutosh Verma said.
Akhilesh Yadav, an MP from Azamgarh, had on Wednesday said he would decide on contesting the Assembly polls after talking to the people.
SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav represents Mainpuri constituency in Parliament.
Meanwhile, Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad had been fielded from Gorakhpur Urban seat, from where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will face is first Assembly poll. Azaad, a prominent face, heads the Aazad Samaj Party (Kanshiram) which announced his nomination. Gorakhpur Sadar goes to polls on March 3 in the sixth phase