ormer Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will not contest the upcoming Assembly elections, BSP MP Satish Chandra Mishra said on Tuesday.
“Former CM Mayawati and I will not contest the Assembly elections,” he said.
Commenting on SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s claim that his party will win 400 seats, Mishra said: “If Samajwadi Party does not have 400 candidates, how will it win 400 seats?”
“Neither SP nor BJP will come to power, BSP is going to form the govt in Uttar Pradesh,” he added.
Mayawati on Sunday had expressed concern over the “increasing” use of religion in politics during elections and said the Election Commission must curb this worrying trend. She also urged the Election Commission to check the “tendency” in the ruling BJP of “violating” the model code of conduct.
The Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa will be held between February 10 and March 7 in seven phases, the schedule for which was announced by the Election Commission on Saturday.
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