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Samajwadi Party switches out 2 candidates in UP for LS Polls

The Samajwadi Party (SP) has announced two candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Atul Pradhan from Meerut and Suresh Chandra Kadam from Agra have been named as the party’s contenders. This comes after some changes in the initial candidates list.

Bhanu Pratap Singh, a Supreme Court lawyer, was initially set to contest from the Meerut seat but has been replaced. Singh had previously formed his own party, Janhit Sangharsh Party (JSP), and had contested in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections with limited success.

In a recent development, the SP nominated Mahendra Nagar for Lok Sabha elections in Gautam Buddha Nagar, replacing Rahul Awana. The party has now released seven lists of candidates for 48 seats in Uttar Pradesh, as part of a seat-sharing agreement with the Congress.

Meera Deepak Yadav has been fielded by the SP from the Khajuraho Lok Sabha constituency, replacing Manoj Yadav. Meera, a former MLA from Madhya Pradesh, is set to challenge the incumbent MP and BJP leader, V.D. Sharma, in the upcoming elections.


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