BSP to contest all Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat (Lead)March 3rd, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Tuesday said it will field candidates in all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat.
“Gujarat is an important state for the BSP high command. As a result, the party would be fielding candidates from all the 26 seats,” party spokesman R.P. Singh said in a statement.
The parliamentary elections will be held in April-May.
The BSP fielded candidates in all 182 assembly seats in Gujarat in 2007 but did not win any.
Party sources said BSP chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati wants to win “at least some Lok Sabha seats” in Gujarat, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress are the two leading players.