Lucknow: Samajwadi Party on Tuesday declared Zafar Alam as its Lok Sabha candidate from the Aligarh seat following the recommendation of former BJP leader Kalyan Singh.

“We have declared Mr. Alam as our candidate from Aligarh constituency. Kalyan Singhji has recommended his name for the seat,” party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav told reporters here.

Asked about whether Mr. Singh’s son Rajbir Singh, who is also party’s national general secretary, would contest elections, Mr. Yadav said he had decided not to contest the polls.