BSP-SP announce seat sharing for Lok Sabha Elections

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Lucknow, Feb 21: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party (SP) Supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday announced seat-sharing details of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

As per the electoral pact, SP will contest on 37 seats while BSP to contest 38 seats.

Two Lok Sabha seats have been left for other parties.

Initially, two seats were allocated to the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) but now SP has given one more seat from its quota to Ajit Singh’s party.

Amethi and Rae Bareli have been left for the Congress party.

As per the list, 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.

Out of these, the SP had won Kannauj, Azamgarh, Mainpuri, Badaun and Firozabad in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, retained Mainpuri in a by-election and subsequently clinched Gorakhpur and Phulpur from the Bharatiya Janata Party in by-polls.

The BSP and the SP formed an alliance for the high stakes elections on Janurary 12.

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