BSP denies political alliance in Chhattisgarh

BSP denies political alliance in Chhattisgarh

BSP state president Omprakash Bachpayi

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Saturday said that it has not entered into any coalition talks or political alliance for the upcoming Assembly polls in Chhatishgarh.

BSP leaders said that the party is planning to field its candidates in all the 90 Assembly seats.

Chhattisgarh in charge M L Bharati said that no decision has been taken on seat-sharing with any party in the state.

BSP state president Omprakash Bachpayi also said that the poll alliance with other parties are mere rumours and what is being published is baseless.

The denial has come after a few news portals reported that the BSP has entered into an alliance with the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J), which is led by former chief minister Ajit Jogi. The rumours started after Jogi’s meet with BSP supremo Mayawati in New Delhi, where he was undergoing treatment. According to reports, the BSP will contest in 60 seats while JCC (J) will field its candidates in 30 seats.

He said the state election panel has received around 370 applications for 90 state assembly constituencies. The final list will be sent to Mayawati by September 18 and she will take the final call on the candidates, Bachpayi said.

Meanwhile, the BSP state head said that the groundwork has been started for which the booth, sector, district and state assembly constituency level meetings and contact programmes are being held.