SP chief Akhilesh Yadav filed his nomination from Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency today in the presence of BSP general secretary Satish Chand Mishra.
“SP and BSP both have worked together in Azamgarh and ‘gathbandhan’ will take the state on the path of development,” said Yadav, before filing his nomination papers.
“BJP has to give an account of its work in the last 5 years at centre and 2 years in the state,” he added.
SP, BSP and RLD are contesting the Lok Sabha polls in alliance in Uttar Pradesh in which the SP is contesting on 37 seats, BSP on 38 and RLD on three.
Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav, who is contesting from Mainpuri constituency, is the sitting MP from Azamgarh.
Uttar Pradesh is undergoing polling today in the second phase for 8 parliamentary constituencies. It went to polls on April 11 for 8 Lok Sabha constituencies.
Remaining seats will witness polling in the next five phases, and counting of votes will take place on May 18.