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Lok Sabha Polls 2019: With nominee on Sonepat; BSP-LSP Alliance announces 9 Candidates in Haryana

Mayawati‘s Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) who has inked an alliance with Loktantra Suraksha Party (LSP) has now announced its Candidate for the Sonepat Parliamentary Seat. The Alliance has named Raj Bala Saini as its nominee from Sonepat Lok Sabha Seat. LSP is headed by Bharatiya Janata Party Rebel MP Raj Kumar Saini.

Raj Bala Saini is the in-charge of Lok Suraksha Party’s women cell. She has been associated with it since the establishment of the party.

Both BSP and LSP has forged an alliance with poll pact where the 2 seats have been offered to Loktantra Suraksha Party. While remaining 8 seats has been kept by Bahujan Samaj Party.

With the announcement of Raj Bala Saini from Sonepat, the alliance has now announced its Candidates on 9 Lok Sabha Seats in the state. The party is yet to declare its candidates on the Gurgaon Lok Sabha Seats.

Earlier the party on April 2 announced its first list naming 6 Candidates. The alliance in the first list named the following candidates:

  1. BSP’s Naresh Saran from Ambala (reserved)
  2. Mandhir Singh Maan from Faridabad (BSP)
  3. Surender Sharma from Hisar (BSP)
  4. Pankaj Chaudhary from Karnal (BSP)
  5. Kishan Lal from Rohtak (BSP)
  6. LSP’s Ramesh Rao Pilot from Bhiwani-Mahendergarh

READ: Lok Sabha Polls 2019: With 5 new names; INLD releases the first list of 6 Candidates in Haryana

While on April 13, the alliance declared two candidates naming Shashi Saini from Kurukshetra and Janakraj Atwal from Sirsa (reserved). Both Saini and Atwal belong to BSP.

Under the poll alliance, LSP has been offered the seats of Bhiwani-Mahendergarh and Sonepat.

Bahujan Samaj Party earlier had announced to enter poll tie-up with INLD however in February, the Lucknow headquartered party has called off its alliance after BSP candidate Umed Singh Redhu faced a humiliating defeat in the Jind byelection.

The party later entered into an alliance with the LSP.

The BSP-LSP in a run-up to the mega polls will be taking on the INLD, Bharatiya Janata PartyIndian National Congress and Aam Aadmi Party who has entered into an alliance with Dushyant Chautala’s Jananayak Janata Party (JJP).

Haryana has a total of 10 Parliamentary seats and is considered a state where BJP has a stronghold. In 2014 General Elections, banking of heavy Modi wave, BJP won 7, INLD bagged 2 seats while INC won a single seat.

Haryana will vote on May 12 in a single phase to elect new parliamentarians on all 10 seats of the state.


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