Akhilesh fields Aparna Yadav from Lko Cantt after Mulayam's endorsement
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday fielded Yadav family's 'Choti Bahu' Aparna Yadav from Lucknow Cantt, where she will fight BJP's Rita Bahuguna Joshi.
Rita, BJP's newly picked candidate from Congress, had won the seat in the last election and hence, it would be a tough battle between Bharatiya Janata Party and Samajwadi Party.
Her name has been figured in the Samajwadi Party's candidates list released on Monday.
Mulayam had last year picked up Aparna for the constituency after which, she had launched a massive campaign to settle her base in the area.
Lucknow will go for polls in the third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections on February 19.
Counting of votes will take place on March 11.