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'BSP to campaign old-fashioned way'

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The is sticking to old-fashioned electioneering, fancy raths and holograms, and keeping companies that offer such at bay, a said.

Instead, the party will bank on public meetings by supremo Mayawati and booth-level campaigning by its workers.

In a seat-sharing pact with the and the Rashtriya Lok Dal in Uttar Pradesh, the party will contest from 38 constituencies in the state in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

A said some agencies had approached the BSP office here, hoping to make presentations before Mayawati.

But they were told no' as the party believes in the traditional mode of campaigning," the senior BSP said.

Mayawati launched her account only on February 6.

Party leaders also said instructions have been issued on the layout of election hoardings and banners.

The candidate's photo should not be bigger than those of the party founder or Mayawati.

Kanshi Ram's photo or a picture of the BSP poll symbol, the elephant, should be put next to Mayawati's on the poster, potential candidates have been advised.

The top portion of the banner or the poster should have the photographs of eminent personalities of the 'bahujan samaj'. The bottom portion will have the photograph of the person putting up the poster," a said.

The posters would be brought out only after getting permission from the party.

Among the UP seats the BSP is contesting are Saharanpur, Bijnor, Amroha, Meerut, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Shahjahanpur, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Farrukhbad, Akbarpur, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Fatehpur, Ambedkarnagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar and Deoria.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 19:47 IST