Kannauj: Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is all set to be elected unopposed from the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat with both candidates in the fray against her withdrawing their nominations for the by-election.

On the last day of the withdrawal of names on Friday, Dashrath Singh Shankwar (Samyukt Samajwadi Dal) and Sanju Katiyar (Independent), withdrew their nominations leaving Dimple the only candidate in the electoral fray, Additional Electoral Officer Ramesh Chand Yadav said.

An official announcement in this regard could be made later by the Election Commission.

After Congress and BSP decided against fielding their nominees and the BJP candidate failed to file his nomination papers at the last minute, Ms. Dimple was expected to get a walkover on the seat vacated by her husband Akhilesh Yadav when he became the Chief Minister and was elected to the Legislative Council.