SP-BSP alliance announces seat division for LS polls
Lucknow: Over a month after announcing an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the allocation of seats to each partner on Thursday.
In a statement, the leaders of the two parties, SP President Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati announced that while the SP will be contesting on 37 seats, the BSP will fight on 38 seats. Two seats – Amethi and Rae Bareli have been left for the Congress.
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.
According to 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.
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.
The three seats left for the RLD are Muzaffarnagar, Mathura and Baghpat.