Mayawati announces BSP’s 403 candidates for UP election

Declaring its candidates at a press conference, Mayawati said the party has given tickets to 87 Dalits, 97 Muslims, 106 OBCs, including the 97 allotted to Muslims.

Mayawati announces BSP’s 403 candidates for UP election

Amid the ongoing family feud in the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Tuesday released her party's list of 403 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

Declaring its candidates at a press conference, Mayawati said the party has given tickets to 87 Dalits, 97 Muslims, 106  OBCs, including the 97 allotted to Muslims.

BSP also included 113 Upper Caste candidates of which 66 were given to Brahmins, 36 to Kayasths and 11 tickets to Vaisyas and Punjabis.


Reports earlier suggested BSP will announce its list of candidates only after the implementation of the model code of conduct in the state.

Samajwadi Party, the BSP’s major opponent in the state, is yet to confirm its candidates after SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav released their own list of candidates.

The BSP chief slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday alleging poor implementation of demonetisation, saying the common mass is concerned about the inefficiency of the government. Calling the Central government arrogant, Mayawati said she would pray to God that the government gets some "Sadbuddhi" (good sense) in 2017, Firstpost reported.

Mayawati’s attack on Modi comes after the PM criticised BSP for caste politics in the state on Monday.