The SP-BSP alliance has not announced any candidate for the two seats of Amethi and Rae Bareli, which are held by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi and believed to be bastions of the Nehru-Gandhi family
Uttar Pradesh: Despite agreeing on an equal partnership, the division of seats between Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is slightly unequal, albeit by one seat.
Both the parties had announced that they would contest on 38 seats each, however, SP is one seat lighter courtesy the Rashtriya Lok Dal.
Now, BSP and SP will contest on 75 seats for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019.
So, while Bahujan Samajwadi Party will contest 38 seats, the Samajwadi Party will contest 37 seats. In the list issued by the parties on Thursday, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati are the signatories.
According to the release, the SP will field contestants from Varanasi, the seat held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi currently, as well as Gorakhpur, the Yogi Adiyanath bastion which had gone to the SP in an unexpected bypoll election result last year.
The two parties have not announced any candidates for the two seats of Amethi and Rae Bareli, which are held by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi. The National Lok Dal will contest on three seats for the time being and are also going to get some extra seats from Samajwadi Party quota. In the coalition, RLD's seat has a seat of Mathura, Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat.
Press release issued by Bahujan Samaj Party dated 21st February 2019. pic.twitter.com/8N3KOJPqi2— Mayawati (@Mayawati) February 21, 2019
Bahujan Samaj Party Seats:
Saharanpur, Bijnor, Nagina, Amroha, Meerut, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Amla, Shahjahanpur, Dhaurah, Sitapur, Mishrikh Mohanlalganj, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Farrukhabad, Akbarpur, Jalna, Hamirpur, Fatehpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Kaisarganj, Shravasti, Dumariaganj, Basti, Sant Kobirnagar, Deoria, Bansgaon, Lalgonj, Ghosi, Salempur, Jaunpur, Fishshahar, Ghajipur, Bhadohi.
In the west, Awadh, Bundelkhand and Purvanchal have got seats.
Samajwadi Party Seats:
Karaana, Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Ghaziabad, Hathras, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etah, Badayun, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Kheri, Hardoi, Unnao, Lucknow, Etawah, Kannauj, Kanpur, Jhansi, Banda, Kaushambi, Phulpur, Allahabad, Barabanki, Faisalabad, Bahraich, Gonda, Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Azamgarh, Ballia, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Robertsgunj.
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Last Updated Mar 1, 2019, 7:18 PM IST