New Delhi| Days after actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha joined Congress, his wife Poonam Sinha has joined Samajwadi party. Shatrughan Sinha had recently left BJP and joined Congress. Days after joining the party, it had declared Shatrughan Sinha as party’s candidate for Patna Sahib against union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
आज लखनऊ में सांसद श्रीमती डिम्पल यादव जी की उपस्थिति में श्रीमती पूनम सिन्हा जी ने समाजवादी पार्टी की सदस्यता ग्रहण की। pic.twitter.com/AdjeuaYBc3
— Samajwadi Party (@samajwadiparty) April 16, 2019
Poonam Sinha, however, joined Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party in the presence of Dimple Yadav.
It is speculated that Poonam Sinha will be fielded as the SP-BSP-RLD candidate from Lucknow against Union minister Rajnath Singh. The decision to field Poonam Sinha as the joint opposition candidate against Rajnath Singh is seen as an attempt by the opposition parties to keep the Union Home Minister confined to his constituency.