SP to announce second candidate list, Samajwadi Second Candidate List,SP Candidate list for UP assembly polls 2017
Leading its rival parties in announcing candidates for the 2017 Assembly polls, the ruling Samajwadi Party is set to announce the next list of candidates next week. The party has announced candidates for 153 seats it had lost in 2017 Assembly polls.
To prevent cross voting during polls to Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council, the SP had delayed the announcement of candidates for the seats it had won. To beat potential anti-incumbency among voters, the party may deny tickets to about 100 sitting MLAs, said a well placed party source.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election SP Candidate List 2017
"There is little anti-incumbency against CM Akhilesh Yadav. It is more against MLAs. Denying them is ticket is our best bet to beat anti-incumbency," said a SP leader explaining the strategy.
The 403 Assembly segments have been divided into 18 zones and for each, an MLCs has deputed and asked to tour the segment in cognito and meet masses for asessing the prospects of at least four candidates in the zone. The MLCs will file their report to SP Parliamentary Board.