Election 2019: Shatrughan Sinha’s Wife Poonam Joins Samajwadi Party
Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha's wife Poonam Sinha joined the Samajwadi Party.
"Poonam Sinha has joined the Samajwadi Party in the presence of SP leader Dimple Yadav in Lucknow," the SP wrote on its official Twitter handle.
Dimple Yadav, an MP from Kannauj, is also the wife of the party chief Akhilesh Yadav.
Sinha is likely to be fielded from the Lucknow seat against Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party, party sources said.
Singh filed his nomination from the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat on Tuesday.
When asked about her candidature from Lucknow, Poonam Sinha avoided direct reply saying, "Will tell you tomorrow."
On being asked whether she would be contesting against Singh, she said, " (It does not matter. I will fight strongly)."
Poonam Sinha is likely to file nomination on April 18.
Lucknow is going to polls on May 6 along with a total of 51 constituencies across seven states in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election.