In Lok Sabha polls, the BSP won 10 seats from UP. The party had contested 38 seats. The Samajwadi Party won 5 seats in UP. The party had contested 37 seats
BAHUJAN Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Monday set the tone for the break up of her partys alliance with the Samajwadi Party. Addressing a meeting of party leaders from Uttar Pradesh in Delhi, Mayawati announced that the BSP would contest the by-elections to 11 Assembly elections in the State on its own.
This clearly means that Mayawati is in no mood to continue the alliance with Samajwadi Party. Moreover, BSP normally does not contest by-elections. But this time it has announced that it will field candidates in the State by-elections. The BSP won 10 Lok Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh. The party had contest 38 seats. The Samajwadi Party, on the other hand, had contested 37 seats and could win only five.
The Rashtriya Lok Dal had contested three seats and could not win even one. Interestingly, both Mayawati and SP President Akhilesh Yadav have not said a word on the future of the alliance till now. Meanwhile, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that the Samajwadi Party will fight for social justice together with the Bahujan Samaj Party. “We and Bahujan Samaj Party will fight for social justice together,” said Yadav, at a public meeting in Azamgarh .