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Uncle Shivpal’s name figures in first list of SP candidates announced by new boss Akhilesh

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Lucknow: After gaining control over the Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Friday declared the first list of 191 party candidates for the Assembly elections, accommodating uncle Shivpal Yadav, who spearheaded the opposite camp in the bitter factional feud, reports said.

Uttar Pradesh has 403 seats and the Samajwadi Party has decided to field 300 of its members to contest the election which begins next month.

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According to reports, the party will leave rest of the seats for the Congress, with which an alliance is expected to be announced on Friday.

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The inclusion of Shivpal Yadav in the list signifies reconciliation between Akhilesh and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav as they fought over control over the party in an unprecedented family feud.

Earlier this week the Election Commission recognised Akhilesh Yadav as the party’s President and gave him the right to use the  the party’s cycle symbol rejecting his father’s claim.

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