Aparna Yadav, Samajwadi Social gathering chief Akhilesh Yadav’s sister-in-law, joined the BJP in Delhi at the moment in a blow to the get together forward of subsequent month’s Uttar Pradesh election. Ms Yadav can also be Samajwadi Social gathering founder Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law.
Listed here are 5 factors concerning the BJP’s newest recruit in UP:
Aparna Yadav, 32, is married to Prateek Yadav, 34, who’s Samajwadi Social gathering chief and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s youthful brother. The 2 had been wed in 2011 and have a daughter. Akhilesh Yadav is broadly seen as the largest problem to the ruling BJP’s hope of re-election in UP.
The daughter of a former journalist, Ms Yadav studied at Lucknow’s well-known Loreto Convent. She holds a level in English Literature and one other in Worldwide Relations and Politics from the College of Manchester in England.
Ms Yadav made her political debut – turning into the twenty second member of the Yadav household to take action – within the 2017 UP election, standing as a Samajwadi candidate from the Lucknow Cantonment seat. She was crushed by the BJP’s Ritu Bahugana Joshi (a former Congress chief) by practically 34,000 votes.
She runs an organisation – bAware – that works for girls’s points, and likewise operates a shelter for cows in Lucknow. Given her household’s political hyperlinks, she has raised eyebrows for praising the BJP; at the moment she stated: “I’ve all the time been impressed by Prime Minister Modi.”
Simply final month, although, she slammed the BJP for grandstanding over the development of bogs for girls. She referred to Samajwadi founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and stated he too had constructed bogs and given LPG (cooking) fuel cylinders to ladies, however by no means posed for images.