1. Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017: Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav trailing from Lucknow Cantt seat

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017: Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav trailing from Lucknow Cantt seat

Uttar Pradesh Elections: Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is trailing from the Lucknow Cantt seat, according to ANI.

By: | Updated: March 11, 2017 10:04 AM
Aparna is competing against BJP’s Rita Bahuguna, a former MLA from the constituency who recently joined the party after quitting Congress.

Uttar Pradesh Elections: Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is trailing from the Lucknow Cantt seat, according to ANI. Aparna is competing against BJP’s Rita Bahuguna, a former MLA from the constituency who recently joined the party after quitting Congress. While campaigning, Yadav, also courted a controversy by reportedly saying she is opposed to caste-based reservation. In an interview to a news website, Aparna had said she will not seek reservation for her daughter though she comes from a Yadav (Other Backward Caste) family. “We are a well-to-do family; so why should we take any caste-based reservation?” she said.

Aparna Yadav, debuting as a Samajwadi Party candidate from Lucknow Cantt. assembly constituency is married to Prateek Yadav, the younger son of Mulayam. She is pitted against Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who won the seat as a Congress candidate in 2012. Joshi has since joined the Bharatiya Janata Paty. Known for her straightforward nature, be it taking out rallies against crime against women or clicking selfies with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Aparna Yadav has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Her “ambitions, overzealousness and political immaturity” are known to have angered Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on many occasions. Moreover, she is viewed as supportertive of Akhilesh’s paternal uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.

Known for her straightforward nature, be it taking out rallies against crime against women or clicking selfies with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Aparna Yadav has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Her “ambitions, overzealousness and political immaturity” are known to have angered Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on many occasions. Moreover, she is viewed as supportertive of Akhilesh’s paternal uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.

 

The BJP also accused her of siding with people who, the party said, wanted to deprive the downtrodden and the marginalized castes of Uttar Pradesh of the benefits of reservation in jobs and educational institutions.

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