Lucknow, February 21: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP), who together will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday released a list of seats the two parties will contest. As per the seat-sharing pact, Mayawati-led BSP will contest 38 seats, whereas Akhilesh Yadav-led SP will fight on 37. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Lok Sabha seats.
According to the list released by the alliance partners, the SP will contest the SP will contest from Kairana, Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Etah, Ghaziabad, Hathras, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Badaun, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Kheri, Hardoi, Unnao, Lucknow, Etawah, Kannauj, Kanpur, Jhansi, Banda, Kaushambi, Phulpur, Allahabad, Barabanki, Faizabad, Bahraich, Gonda, Ballia, Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Azamgarh, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur and Robertsganj parliamentary seats. BJP Will Be Brought Down to 5 Seats in UP If BSP-SP Alliance Joins Hands With Congress, Says Mood Of The Nation Survey.
The 38 seats the BSP will fight are Saharanpur, Bijnore, Nagina, Amroha, Meerut, Bulandshahr, Gautambudhnagar, Aligarh, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Aonla, Shahjahanpur, Dhaurhara, Sitapur, Misrikh, Mohanlalganj, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Farukkhabad, Akbarpur, Jalaun, Fatehpur, Ambedkarnagar, Qaiserganj, Shrawasti, Basti, Dumariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabeernagar, Deoria, Bansgaon, Lalganj, Ghosi, Salempur, Jaunpur, Machlishahr, Bhadohi and Ghazipur. National Approval Ratings: Mahagathbandhan to Win 50 Out of 80 Uttar Pradesh Seats in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati & Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav have decided that SP will contest on 37 seats while BSP will fight on 38 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. pic.twitter.com/k2Gee6iFyy
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Once-arch rivals, the BSP and SP announced their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls in January. The SP and BSP have decided not to field candidates in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Two seats were initially allocated to the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) but now SP has given one more seat from its quota to Ajit Singh's party. The three seats left for the RLD are Muzaffarnagar, Mathura and Baghpat.
In 2014, the BJP had won 71 seats in Uttar Pradesh while its ally Apna Dal bagged two. The Samajwadi Party won 5 seats and the Congress two, while the BSP drew a blank.