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BSP releases third list of 100 candidates for UP polls

BSP releases third list of 100 candidates for UP polls

An analysis of the list that has been filed by the Bahujan Samaj Party for the Uttar Pradesh elections shows that the party is depending very heavily on both the Muslim and Dalit votes.

"The BSP leaders should alert voters that the schemes are being launched for votes and might be dumped after elections", she said. The caste wise third list of the BSP includes 20 Dalits, nine Muslims, and 13 Brahmins.

In all, over 80 Muslim candidates have already got the party tickets in the BSP list of 300 candidates with the last list expected on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Ms Mayawati has alleged that minorities are facing bias under the Modi government and has cautioned these communities that if they vote for the SP or Congress, it will only help the BJP to come to power. The BSP's supremo, Mayawati, had said on Monday that the Dalits and Muslims should not waste their votes on the Samajwadi Party which has split.

"Muslims and upper castes were responsible for Mayawati's victory in 2007 and her subsequent defeat in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh election".

Mr Vinay Shanker Tiwari, son of Hari Shanker Tiwari, would be the party candidate from Chillupar seat in Gorakhpur district while former UP minister Ranghnath Mishra would be the candidate from Bhadoi seat.

She further said that voters should not cast their ballot in favour of the Samajwadi Party, which is dealing with a bitter family feud, as doing so would benefit the BJP. Earlier this week, Ms Mayawati had announced that of the total Assembly seats in UP, the major chunk of 113 seats will go to the upper caste Brahmins, who will be getting the major share of 66 seats, Thakurs 36 and rest 11 will go to Kayasth, Vaishya and others.

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