Mayawati’s BSP announces first list of 53 candidates for UP

Mayawati expressed confidence of winning the elections and forming the government. (file)

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has released the first list of candidates for 53 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming elections.

Addressing a press conference in Lucknow on Saturday, BSP chief Mayawati said, “We have finalized the candidates for 53 seats in the first list, we will release the remaining 5 in a day or two.”

Voting for 403 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh will begin in seven phases from February 10. In the first phase, 58 assembly seats in 11 districts will go to polls on February 10.

Mayawati expressed confidence of winning the elections and forming the government.

She said, “In the upcoming assembly elections, people will definitely bring our party to power again and I also want to assure them that this time after coming to power, our party will again government in all matters like its previous regime. Will drive.”

In Uttar Pradesh, polling will be held in seven phases on 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

In the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 312 out of 403 seats. The Samajwadi Party and the Congress contested 298 seats with the former and the latter on the remaining 105 seats. SP could win only 47 seats and Congress got seven seats. The Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) had won 19 seats.

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