1,368 candidates lost security deposits in UP

Lucknow, May 24 (PTI) A total of 1,368 candidates, including star contenders, who contested the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh lost their security deposits with Congress nominees topping the list. The state witnessed a four-cornered contest in the general elections with Congress, BSP, BJP and SP contesting the polls on their own.

Nafisa Ali is SP’s new candidate from Lucknow

With the Supreme Court denying actor Sanjay Dutt permission to contest the Lok Sabha polls, the Samajwadi Party on Sunday named former Miss India and social activist Nafisa Ali as the new party candidate from the Lucknow seat. 

I am the first to oppose Tytler, Sajjan: Nafisa Ali

Lucknow (IANS): Nafisa Ali may have several reasons for moving from the Congress to the Samajwadi Party, but what triggered her exit, she says, was the Congress leadership’s indifference to her objection against nominations for Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar.