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SP fields Shatrughan's wife Poonam from Lucknow


LUCKNOW: The Samajwadi Party Wednesday fielded actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha's spouse Poonam Sinha as its Lok Sabha candidate from Lucknow, the constituency where the BJP has fielded Union house minister Rajnath Singh.

The candidature was announced by means of SP president Akhilesh Yadav, an afternoon after Poonam Sinha joined his party.


She joined the SP the day Rajnath Singh filed his nomination papers, hoping to retain the seat he received in 2014.


Shatrughan Sinha lately give up the Bharatiya Janata Party and joined the Congress.


He will take on Union regulation minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Bihar's Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency.




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