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UP election results: Mulayam’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav among losers

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Lucknow: Aparna Yadav, daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party 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.

This was a major jolt to the Samajwadi Party, which had won seven seats in 2012. Besides Aparna, three ministers, one of whom was recently sacked, also lost in the assembly elections. Aparna was defeated by Rita Joshi of the BJP by a margin of 33,796 votes in Lucknow Cantt.

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Joshi, former Uttar Pradesh Congress chief who switched over to the BJP a few months before the assembly elections, bagged 95,402 votes while Aparna managed to get 61,606 votes. Yogesh Dixit of BSP could get 26,036 votes. The ministers who contested were Abhishek Mishra (Lucknow North), Ravidas Mehrotra (Lucknow Central) and Sharda Prasad Shukla (Sarojininagar).

In Sarojininagar assembly constituency, BJP opened its account with party candidate and state women wing head Swati Singh defeating Anurag Yadav nephew of Samajwadi Party patron by a margin of 34,179 votes. Swati Singh secured 1,08,506 votes, whereas Anurag got 74,723 votes.

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