BSP to contest all seats in Andhra PradeshMarch 23rd, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest all the assembly and Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh, said party supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati here Monday.
Addressing a public meeting here, she said the party would contest the elections on its own and have no alliance with any party. She promised that justice would be done to all sections of the society in party ticket distribution.
Mayawati called upon the people to defeat both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She alleged that both the parties were responsible for the problems faced by people, especially farmers and the working class.
“Though the Congress was in power most of the time since the country’s independence, it failed to do justice to the weaker sections of the society,” she said.
Mayawati said poverty and unemployment were the main causes for the rise of Maoist violence in the country.
Simultaneous polls to the 294-member state assembly and 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state are scheduled to be held in two phases - April 16 and April 23.
The party had contested in the 2004 assembly and general elections. While it failed to win any Lok Sabha seat, the party won one in the assembly — the legislator, however, later deserted the BSP.
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