BSP, SP form alliance in Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh; Mayawati to go solo in Bihar
New Delhi: After joining hands in Uttar Pradesh, the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party announced an alliance in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The BSP, in a news statement, said that it will contest more Lok Sabha seats than the Samajwadi Party in both the states.
While Madhya Pradesh has 29 Lok Sabha constituencies, Uttarakhand has five. SP will contest from Uttarakhand’s Gadhwal district and in Madhya Pradesh it will fight from three seats – Balaghat, Thikri and Khajuraho, whereas, the BSP will fight from the rest of the seats in both the states.
Earlier, both the parties had sealed an alliance in Uttar Pradesh where the SP will fight on 37 seats and the BSP on 38 and three states were given to Rashtriya Lok Dal.
BSP not to join Bihar mahagathbandhan
The BSP has refused to join the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress-led mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in Bihar. It has said that it will contest all the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state alone.
Talking to reporters, BSP’s in charge for Bihar Lalji Medhkar said Mayawati has convened a meeting of all potential candidates and other office bearers in New Delhi later this week to discuss the strategy for the party in the state.
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