BSP to contest all LS seats in Gujarat

March 3rd, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Bahujan Samaj Party

Vadodara, Mar 3 (ANI): Encouraged with the increased vote percentage during last years assembly polls, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to contest all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat.

BSPs state general secretary, Nalin Bhatt said that the party wanted to expand the base of the party in the state.

BSP, he said will not have an alliance with any other political party.

The question of alliance with any other political party or supporting the candidate of the Third Front in the state does not arise as the party has decided to contest all seats in the state, Bhatt said.

The party secured 5.72 lakh votes in the state assembly elections in 2007, despite loosing all 166 seats it contested.

Bhatt also said the national parties like, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress did not want the BSP to gain power at the Centre.

It would be decided in few days if BSP chief Mayawati would campaign for the party candidates here, he said. (ANI)

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