News 24 Desk
Farukkhabad: Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, filed her nomination paper today for bye-election to Kannauj Lok Sabha seat. Meanwhile, Congress leaders have decided not to field its candidate from the Kannauj.
"We had not contested the seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha election and we are not contesting it now," party General Secretary Digvijay Singh said, adding that besides Kannauj, the party had not put up candidate then from Mainpuri from where Mulayam Singh had contested.
After she files her nomination papers, the chief minister kicked-start the election campaign by addressing a rally. The bye-election has been necessitated as Yadav quit the Lok Sabha seat after becoming chief minister.