UP polls 2017: BSP announces fourth and final list of candidates
The Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati today announced the final list of candidates for 101 seats for upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.
The party has so far released a list of 401 candidates out of 403 seats.
Candidates on the remaining two seats in Sonebhadra will be decided after a decision is made if they are general or reserved for ST, a release issued by the party said.
According to Mayawati, BSP has given 87 tickets to Dalits, 97 to Muslims and 106 to OBCs.
Muslims constitute nearly 20 percent of the voters in UP and large supported the SP in the 2012 elections.
However, this time they are looking for clear signals from the SP, which has been mired in the factional fight between Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Over the past few days despite several rounds of negotiations, there has been no compromise between the two sides, with both claiming the party s poll symbol, the cycle.