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LS polls: SBSP to go alone in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Ballia (UP) 

The (SBSP), an ally of the ruling in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday said it will go alone in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls in the state.

"The SBSP will contest the Lok Sabha election on its own. It will field candidates from 25 seats (in Uttar Pradesh) and their names will be announced soon," told reporters at his residence here.

The SBSP had won four seats in the 2017 Assembly polls.

Rajbhar said there was a meeting on the alliance at the chief minister's residence on April 13, in which JP Nadda was also present.

At that meeting, the (BJP) had proposed to field an SBSP candidate on its symbol, which was disapproved by him, Rajbhar added.

He insisted to use his party symbol even if the SBSP got just one seat to contest.

The for backward class welfare and divyangjan empowerment said he had sought time from Yogi Adityanath, but was yet to get an appointment.

Rajbhar also said if the wanted to remove him from the council of ministers, it could do so.

Meanwhile, Rajbhar's son and SBSP said, "The alliance with the is for the Assembly polls and not for Lok Sabha elections.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 14:55 IST
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