If sources close to Mulayam are to be believed, the SP chief is likely to give up Mainpuri seat and either his son or his brother’s grandson would take over.

Mulayam has won both Mainpuri and Azamgarh Lok Sabha seats. While filing nominations, Mulayam said that he won’t leave Mainpuri seat but things have changed drastically after Bharatiya Janata Party’s emphatic performance in the state.

Besides, SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav also said that Azamgarh seat won’t be vacated. It needs to be mentioned here that while Mulayam scripted a record of winning four times from Mainpuri, his margin of victory in Azamgarh was way below expectations.

That’s why it’s being said that Mulayam is likely to vacate Mainpuri seat in order to ease up the scheme of things. Two names are making rounds for this seat and one among them is Tej Pratap Yadav, grandson of Mulayam’s elder brother Ratan Singh who is Saifi block ‘pramukh’. Mulayam appointed Tej Pratap along with Naresh Uttam as the poll in-charge in Mainpuri.

During polls, Tej is said to have worked quite hard in order to interact with the people in every village.

Another name which is in discussion is Prateek Yadav, Mulayam’s son from another marriage. There were talks in the past that Prateek might sit in Azamgarh constituency if Mulayam makes way for him.

In such a scenario, talks of his candidature are also gaining momentum in Mainpuri as well.

(JPN/Bureau)

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