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LS polls: SP may field Mulayam Singh in 2 seats to boost party's chances

Mar 16, 2014 01:18 PM IST India India

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav is likely to contest from two seats - Mainpuri and Azamgarh in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, sources said on Sunday.

The Samajwadi Party chief may contest from his traditional Mainpuri seat in western UP and also from Azamgarh as the region has a sizeable Muslim and Yadav population, sources added.

Mulayam Singh Yadav had earlier asked the people to repeat 1977's wipe out of Congress in the Lok Sabha polls and make a SP led third front government at the Centre. "When in leadership of Lok Nayak Jaiprakash, the youth rose in 1974, it wiped out Congress in 1977. You all have to repeat the history and make a third front government led by SP at the centre," he had said.

"This is the best opportunity for SP as the public is with us. If we fail at this moment, you have to repent. If party leaders and workers are united, SP will get good number of seats," Yadav added.

The Samajwadi party chief had also attacked the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying, "some liars are making false claims of development."