Though in his defense the SP senior leader who is fondly known for his fiery speeches and bluntness said he will not contest the elections if anyone can prove that he named the actor-turned-politician when he said , "...the underwear beneath is of the khakhi colour."
A former SP leader, Jaya Prada, joined the BJP last week and may be fielded as the party's candidate from Rampur constituency.
It carried the names of party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Azam Khan, Dimple Yadav and Jaya Bachchan among others, besides Ram Gopal Yadav himself.
While the 79-year-old SP patriarch will contest from "safe seat" Mainpuri this time, his name was conspicuously missing from the list of 40 star campaigners of the party released here Sunday.
While Mulayam Singh Yadav will contest from its "safest" seat, Mainpuri, Dharmendra Yadav is fielded in Badaun and Akshay Yadav in Firozabad.
The deputy SP Anil Yadav, however, in his final report on October 12, 2018, stated that Mr. Yadav confirmed that it was his voice in the audio clip, while dismissing Mr. Thakur's allegations against Mr Yadav for threatening him. Mr. Yadav said he had advised Thakur like an elder brother with no intention of threat.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led state government presented the budget for the year 2019-20 on February 7. Subsequently, the discussion on Budget will take place on four days beginning from February 12. On February 6, February 7 the house will discuss Governer's address. The Session would discuss and put to vote from February 18 -22.
Talking about SP- BSP tie-up, Sharad said that is a right step that was taken in the wake of eradicating the central government. Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party heads have taken a good decision and this will give a big challenge to BJP.