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BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s Son Mayank Joshi Joins Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party Amid UP Polls

Mayank Joshi is the son of BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh):

Ahead of the last phase of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Mayank Joshi, son of BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Saturday joined the Samajwadi Party (SP).

“Mayank Joshi, son of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi today joined Samajwadi Party,” said SP chief Akhilesh Yadav while addressing a rally in Azamgarh.

In January, Rita Bahuguna Joshi sought a ticket from BJP for her son to contest the UP assembly elections 2022 from the Lucknow Cantonment seat.

Ms Joshi had also said she would give up her Lok Sabha membership if her son does not get a ticket from Lucknow Cantonment seat. But after her son was denied a ticket she said she “respects the decision of the party.”

Ms Joshi had fought the 2017 elections and defeated Aparna Yadav, the then SP candidate from Lucknow Cantonment.

The elections for the 403 Assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh are being held in seven phases since February 10.

The six phases of polling in Uttar Pradesh were held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, and March 3 and the last seventh phase of polling will be conducted on March 7.

The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

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