The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party and Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party have arrived at seat division in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. Samajwadi Party will fight on 37 seats while BSP has got 38 seats out of 80 parliamentary constituencies that fall under Uttar Pradesh.
The two parties have decided to not field any candidate from Amethi and Raebareli. Akhilesh Yadav’s party will fight from prominent seats like Kanpur, Pilibhit, Varanasi, Jhansi, Itawah, Ghaziabad, Sambhal, Allahabad and Mirzapur among others. The BSP will field its candidates from Meerut, Agra, Sant Kabir Nagar, Aligarh, Shahjahanpur, Pratapgarh, Ghazipur, Bhadohi, Jaunpur, Ghoshi among others.
SP-BSP announce seat division in Uttar Pradesh. Here’s the complete list:
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav Thursday made clear that he is upset with the alliance forged by his son and party president Akhilesh Yadav with the Bahujan Samaj Party. Mulayam Singh Yadav expressed unhappiness over the Uttar Pradesh pact ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, questioning why Akhilesh Yadav gave half the seats to Mayawati’s party.
The remarks come days after SP patriarch created a stir in Parliament, saying he wished that Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns to power. Addressing party workers at the SP headquarters here, he urged them to approach him for the ticket to contest the parliamentary polls and suggested that he could “change” any decision taken by his son.
Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati had jointly announced the alliance in January, saying the SP and the BSP will contest 38 seats each out of the 80 in Uttar Pradesh