Akhilesh files nomination papers for Legislative Council

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Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, Apr 12: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today filed his nomination papers for the Legislative Council.

Akhilesh, sworn in as the youngest chief minister of the state on Mar 15, at present is not a member of  any of the Houses of Vidhan Sabha, including Council or Assembly, official sources said here.

An MP from Kannauj, Akhilesh filed his nomination along with SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary, for the biennial election of the council to be held at the end of this month.

Besides, three candidates of BSP-- Thakur Jaiveer Singh, Vijay Pratap and Sunil Kumar-- also filed their nominations, they said. Elections are being held for 13 seats of which SP can win eight, BSP three and one each by BJP and Congress-RLD alliance.

PTI

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