BSP decides to contest on all LS seats in Guj

Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party will contest on all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat,party's state general secretary,Nalin Bhatt said.

Written by Agencies | Vadodara | Published:March 3, 2009 4:10 pm

Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest on all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat,party’s state general secretary,Nalin Bhatt on Tuesday said.

He said that 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 for all the seats in the state.

When reminded about the BSP’s experiment in state assembly elections in 2007 in which it lost to all 166 seats it contested on,Bhatt said it served the purpose of expanding base of the party in the state as it had secured 5.72 lakh of total votes casted in the assembly elections. It amounted to 2.26 per cent of total voting,he added.

The party,if comes to power,would frame economic policies for betterment of all sections of society and introduce quotas in private sector for SCs/STs and OBCs as well as economically weaker sections of the upper castes,he said.

“The BJP,Congress and their allies may appear as different parties,but when it comes to BSP they all are one,” Bhatt said,adding these parties want to keep BSP at bay.

“They do not want the party to gain power at the Centre,” Bhatt said.

When asked whether Mayawati would campaign for the party candidates,Bhatt said it would be decided in few days.

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