The Lok Sabha election results changed the political scenario as the Congress, which earlier had nine out of 10 seats, was reduced to one seat in this year’s election.
A party leader confirmed that the BSP had asked its workers to only vote for the chosen candidates.
Mayawati asked BSP workers to vote for select Independent candidates in the by-elections on 11 Assembly seats.
Party sources said that BSP workers have been asked to vote for former MLC SP Singh, contesting from Lucknow East.
Eight Independents are in the fray for the lone Lok Sabha seat, Mainpuri.
The BJP is on a high and, with the BSP out, is optimistic of a first in Mainpuri.
Singh said there was no transition as such for him from a politician to AG.
Mayawati first suspended and then expelled him. Singh joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in April this year.
The results of bypolls in neighbouring Uttarakhand and Bihar showed no continuation of largescale support for the BJP
In the absence of the BSP, the BJP and the SP are trying to woo Dalit voters.
Sources said that Sinod Kumar was apparently influencing the victims’ family in making various kinds of statements.
It added that whatever material was collected and statements were recorded had already been held to be bad by the court in a previous order.
The CBI, replying to the notice, has said there was no material available with the agency to warrant registration of a fresh FIR.
The JD(U), RJD, Samajwadi Party, BSP, JD(S), BJD, fragments of the old Janata could come together and form a party.
The BSP chief also announced that her party would not enter into any political alliance for Assembly elections.