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BSP chief Mayawati will 'not contest' Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022

By Rajan Nath -- January 11, 2022 1:52 pm -- Updated:January 11, 2022 2:02 pm

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will not contest the upcoming Assembly elections 2022 in the State, said BSP MP Satish Chandra on Tuesday.

"Former Chief Minister Mayawati and I will not contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022," BSP MP Satish Chandra Misra told ANI.

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Taking a jibe on the Samajwadi Party, Satish Misra said, "If Samajwadi Party does not have 400 candidates, how will they win 400 seats?"

The BSP MP said that neither SP nor BJP will come to power and stated that BSP is going to form the Government in Uttar Pradesh. Elections for the 403 Assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10, the Election Commission said.

The polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, and March 3 and 7 in seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

The polling in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa will be held on February 14 and in Manipur in two phases on February 27 and March 6.

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In the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 312 out of 403 seats. The Samajwadi Party and the Congress had sealed an alliance with the former contesting on 298 seats and the latter on the remaining 105 seats.

The SP could manage to win only 47 seats and Congress won seven seats. Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) had won 19 seats.

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