Samajwadi Party Friday declared its first list of candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with its president Mulayam Singh Yadav seeking another term from his Mainpuri seat.
"The party today releases its first list of 55 candidates for the coming elections, including 18 sitting MPs and MLAs, one minister and Speaker of the state Assembly," party spokesman Ram Gopal Yadav said.
Claiming that the party was taking a lead in declaring its nominees, Yadav said that there was a possibility that there would not be any changes in the list but can be done in extreme conditions.
The SP spokesman said that with the list being released, party nominees would be better placed to start preparations for the elections.
Other prominent names in the list include chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav, who is the sitting MP from Kannauj and his cousin and sitting MP from Badaun Dharmendra Yadav.
Ram Gopal Yadav's son Akshay Yadav would contest from Firozabad from where Dimple Yadav had lost a by-election to Congress' Raj Babbar.
Speaker of the state Assembly Mata Prasad Yadav would be contesting from Domariyaganj and former minister Ashok Bajpai from Lucknow.
Following is the list of 55 candidates declared by Samajwadi Party for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections:
1. Mainpuri- Mulayam Singh Yadav (sitting)
2. Kairana - Nahid Hasan
3. Muzaffarnagar- Gaurav Swarup
4. Nagina- Yashvir Singh (sitting)
5. Moradabad- Dr. S.T Hasan
6. Amroha- Mrs. Humera
7. Baghpat- Dr. Vijay Kumar
8. Ghaziabad- Sudhan Rawat
9. Gautambudh Nagar- Narendra Bhati
10. Hathras(r)- Ramji Lal Suman
11. Mathura- Chandan Singh
12. Agra(r)-Mahraj Singh Dhangar
13. Fatehpur Sikri- Dr. Rajendra Singh
14. Firozabad- Akshay Yadav
15. Etah- Devenra Singh
16. Badaun- Dharmendra Yadav (sitting)
17. Aonla- Kunwar Sarvraj Singh
18. Pilibhit- Budhsen Verma
19. Shahjahanpur(r)-Mithlesh Kumar (sitting)
20. Kheri- Ravi Prakash Verma
21. Dhaurhara- Anand Bhadauria
22. Hardoi(r)-Usha Verma (sitting)
23. Mishrikh(r)- Jai Prakash Rawat
24. Unnao- Aruna Shankar Shukla
25. Mohanlalganj(r)- Sushila Saroj (sitting)
26. Lucknow- Ashok Bajpai
27. Sultanpur- Shakil Ahmed
28. Pratapgarh- C.N Singh
29. Etawah(r)- Premdas Kateria (sitting)
30. Kannauj- Dimple Yadav (sitting)
31. Akbarpur- Lal Singh Tomar
32. Jalaun(r)- Ghanshyam Anuragi (sitting)
33. Jhansi- Chandrapal Singh Yadav
34. Hamirpur- Vishambhar Prasad Nishad
35. Banda- R.K Patel (sitting)
36. Fatehpur- Rakesh Sachan (sitting)
37. Kaushambi(r)- Shailendra Kumar (sitting)
38. Allahabad- Reoti Raman Singh (sitting)
39. Barabanki(r)- Rajrani Rawat
40. Faizabad- Tilakram Verma
41. Bahraich(r)- Shabbir Ahmed Balmiki
42. Kaiserganj(r)- Brij Bhushan Saran Singh (sitting)
43. Gonda- Kirti Vardhan Singh
44. Domaryaganj- Mata Prasad Pandey
45. Basti- Brij Kishore Singh
46. Gorakhpur- Rajmati Nishad
47. Lalganj(r)- Doodhnath Saroj
48. Ghosi- Balkishan Chauhan
49. Ballia- Neeraj Shekhar (sitting)
50. Jaunpur- K.P Yadav
51. Machchlishahr- Toofani Saroj (sitting)
52. Chanduali- Ram Kishun (sitting)
53. Varanasi- Surendra Singh Patel
54. Bhadohi- Seema Misra
55. Robertsganj(r)- Pakauri Lal Kol (sitting).