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Mayawati to hold election rally in C'garh on Saturday

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

The (BSP) which has forged an alliance with the Janata Congress (J) for the next month's Assembly elections, will launch its election campaign on October 13.

and former CM Mayawati will address a mega rally in Bilaspur town on Saturday, BSP's unit O P Bajpayee said Thursday.

will also be present during the rally, he added.

As per the poll alliance agreement, the BSP will contest 35 seats, while the JCCJ will fight 55 seats for the 90-member Assembly.

has been made the chief ministerial candidate of the coalition.

"After her (Mayawati's) visit, names of the candidates, who will contest the 35 seats as per the poll alliance with JCCJ, will be finalised," Bajpayee said.

As per the poll schedule, 18 naxal-affected constituencies in the state will go to polls in the first phase on November 12, while polling for the rest of the 72 constituencies will be held on November 20. The counting of votes will be held on December 11.

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

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 16:05 IST
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