Actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha joined Samajwadi Party on Tuesday. Shatrughan, a two-time BJP lawmaker from Patna Sahib, had recently joined the Congress.
Dimple Yadav, wife of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, welcomed Ponnam Sinha into the party.
Poonam Sinha is likely to be SP’s candidate for the Lucknow seat to take on Union home minister Rajnath Singh. “Poonam Sinha ji will be the SP-BSP-RLD candidate from Lucknow. She will file nomination on April 18. We appeal to the Congress that do not field your candidate from here so that BJP can be defeated,” Ravidas Mehrotra, senior SP leader, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.