Polling in Mainpuri will be held on 5 December while the counting of votes will take place on 8 December.
Winning the Mainpuri bypoll will not be a simple affair for Samajwadi Party’s Dimple Yadav unlike the past elections when her father-in-law Mulayam Singh Yadav used to register effortless victories, some local residents feel.
But many are of the view that she will make it, particularly because of the public sympathy for the veteran Samajwadi Party leader who died recently.SP had announced the name of Dimple Yadav, wife of party chief Akhilesh Yadav, as its candidate for the Mainpuri parliamentary seat on 10 November.
“The bypoll will certainly not be simple for Dimple Yadav as the BJP is making all efforts to snatch the seat from the SP. A large number of BJP leaders are already camping in the city,”