Lucknow, Jan 19: Ahead of assembly elections in the state, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
She joined the BJP in presence of Uttar Pradesh state unit president Swatantra Dev Singh, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, BJP media department head Anil Baluni, at party headquarters here.
Welcoming her to the party, Singh said that Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law is joining BJP and she will work to strengthen the party.
According to sources, Aparna is seeking a ticket from Lucknow Cantt assembly seat.
However, the BJP has clarified that there is no pre-condition for joining.
Worth mentioning, Aparna, wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Pratik Yadav, had unsuccessfully contested the 2017 polls against BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi from Lucknow Cantt.
The Uttar Pradesh assembly polls will be held in seven phases in February-March starting from February 10 and the counting of votes will be done on March 10.