BSP declares candidates for 25 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat
Announcing a list of 25 candidates for the Lok Sabha poll, the BSP on Thursday said that it would field candidates from all Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat for the 2014 general election.
The BSP has also decided to field Manjula Rohit against BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, from Vadodara, the party said, announcing its candidates for bypolls in three Assembly seats.
“Under the guidance of BSP chief Mayawatiji, we have decided to fight the Lok Sabha and Assembly election from the State. We will contest all seats, but for now we have decided to announce 25 candidates for Lok Sabha seats and three candidates for Assembly bypoll,” Gujarat BSP convener Dharmprakash Bharatiya said.
Maintaining the party’s line, out of 25 candidates issued tickets so far, the BSP has given tickets to 18 people from the backward community.
It has announced its candidates from Banaskantha, Patan, Mehsana and Sabarkantha seats of North Gujarat, while in Central Gujarat, the party has announced its candidates from Gandhinagar, Anand, Kheda, Bardoli, Vadodara, Ahmedabad East and Ahmedabad West Assembly seats.
In the Kutch-Saurashtra region, the BSP has declared candidates from Surendranagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Amreli and Bhavnagar seats.
It has has also announced its candidates for the tribal belt in Panchmahal, Dahod, Chhota Udaipur and Bharuch.
However, the party is yet to decide about fielding its candidate from the Kutch Lok Sabha seat.
From Assembly seats in Abdasa and Rapar of Kutch district and Somanath of Gir-Somnath district, the BSP has decided to field its candidates, where bypoll will be conducted simultaneously along with Lok Sabha poll.
(With inputs from agencies)