Lucknow:  Samajwadi Party on Wednesday announced to field standup comedian and actor Raju Srivastava as party candidate from Kanpur in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The name was formally announced by SP national general secretary and spokesman Ram Gopal Yadav in a statement here.

The party also named Bal Kumar Patel and Radhey Mohan Singh as its candidate from Mirzapur and Ghazipur Lok Sabha seats respectively.

Raju, who was born in Kanpur, later shifted to Mumbai.

Kanpur Lok Sabha constituency is presently represented by Union Minister and senior Congress leader Sriprakash Jaiswal.

(Agencies)

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