Free Press Journal

Mulayam Singh’s daughter-in-law among losers


Lucknow : Aparna Yadav, daughter-in-law of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, was among the losers as the saffron tide swept across Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow on Saturday, with the BJP bagging eight out of nine seats here.

This was a major jolt to the SP, which had won seven seats in 2012.

Besides Aparna, three ministers, one of whom was recently sacked, also lost in the Assembly polls.

Aparna was defeated by Rita Joshi of the BJP by a margin of 33,796 votes in Lucknow Cantt.

Joshi, former UP Congress chief who switched over to the BJP a few months before the Assembly polls, bagged 95,402 votes while Aparna yadav managed to get 61,606 votes.                — PTI