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Ambedkar-Owaisi parties to contest all seats in Maharashtra

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In a big setback to opposition unity efforts, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) on Friday announced candidates for 37 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in

The VBA comprises the Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) led by and the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen led by

Addressing the media, Ambedkar said that since there was no response from the for an alliance, the VBA had decided to contest alone in

"We asked 22 seats from them but till now there was no response from the We are left with no options but to go ahead and contest all the seats in Maharashtra," said Ambedkar, a grandson of



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 18:18 IST