Bahujan Samaj Party general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra told that party chief Mayawati has decided not to contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections for the time being. BSP will field candidates without any alliance in all 403 seats of the state.
Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra said on Tuesday that party supremo Mayawati has decided not to contest the next assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh for the time being.
Mishra said on Tuesday, “At present it is the decision of the party that Behen ji and I will not contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. However, the further decision will be taken by the sister herself.
“Elections are being held in many states including Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Sister ji is doing the work of contesting elections. We are making election preparations in these states on the basis of the guidelines given to us by Mayawati.
BSP’s Rajya Sabha member Mishra told that BSP will field candidates on its own in all 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh without any alliance.
He said that in Uttarakhand also the party will contest the elections on its own. In Punjab, the BSP will contest the elections in alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
He said, ‘We are not contesting elections. I am currently a member of Rajya Sabha. That’s why I am also not contesting elections.
Mishra claimed that the BSP government is going to be formed in Uttar Pradesh and Mayawati will become the Chief Minister of the state for the fifth time.
BSP supremo Mayawati became the Chief Minister for the first time in 1995. He has also taken oath as Chief Minister in 1997, 2002 and 2007. In 2007 she was a member of the Legislative Council.
At the same time, in 1996, Mayawati contested and won from Bilsi in Bandayu and Haronda assembly seats in Saharanpur district. Later he left the Bilsi seat.
Mayawati, who was preparing for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, released the folder of her previous government’s achievements in November, 2021, promising that if the people of Uttar Pradesh give the BSP a chance to form the government again in 2022, development and development in the state. Works of public interest will be done in the same way as it has been done before.
The BSP had run a majority government in Uttar Pradesh on its own till 2007-12, but in 2012, the Samajwadi Party government was formed under the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav.
The BSP president had said that unlike other political parties, his party does not release election manifestos as it does not believe in making big claims but in doing things.
According to NDTV, Mayawati has never contested assembly elections in the state before.
In the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 312 out of 403 seats. SP could win only 47 seats and Congress got seven seats. Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) had won 19 seats.
It is to be known that voting for the 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly will be held in seven phases from February 10 to March 7.
(with input from news agency language)
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