Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party who has inked a pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls has decided to hold a total of 11 joint rallies in the state. SP Chief who had met BSP Supremo Mayawati on Wednesday said we have finalized a strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls.
As per the news agency ANI, BSP-SP Joint Rallies to be held in Saharanpur on 7 April days before the first round of voting, while the second rally will be held in Badaun on 13 April, third rally in Agra on 16 April two days before the second round of polling. SP-BSP will organise the fourth rally Mainpuri on 19 April, while Rampur and Firozabad on 20 April.
Both SP-BSP will host a joint show in Kannauj on 25 April. SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav Wife Dimple Yadav is the candidate from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat which is considered as party’s stronghold.
While joint rallies will be held in Faizabad on 1 May, Azamgarh on 8 May, Gorakhpur on 13 May and Varanasi on 16 May respectively.
The Decision to hold joint rallies came days after Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP Supremo Mayawati held parleys to finalize poll strategies early in the week.
Samajwadi Party (SP) who has been in an alliance with BSP has got 37 seats while BSP gets a seat more and will field on 38 seats. The SP-BSP Alliance will not field its candidates from Congress Bastions – Amethi and Rae Bareli. RLD gets 3 Lok Sabha seat in the alliance, Ajit Singh led part will field its candidate of Mathura, Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat.
Samajwadi Party has already released its three lists of total 11 candidates. In the first list of Candidates, fielded its founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from Mainpuri parliamentary seat.
General Elections are slated for April-May this year that would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Uttar Pradesh which has a total of 80 seats will go to polls in all seven phases starting from April 11.
In 2014 General Elections, NDA banking on heavy Modi wave bagged 73 seats, while Congress managed to save its two bastions – Amethi and Rae Bareli. Samajwadi Party only secured 5 seats with its Founder Mulayam Singh contesting from two seats. Mayawati led BSP could not open its account.