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SBSP to go alone in UP, announces list of 39 candidates

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The (SBSP), an ally of the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Tuesday announced it will go alone in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls in the state and released a list of 39 candidates.

Party said his party has decided to field its candidates as the seat-sharing talks with the BJP remained unsuccessful.

"The BJP asked me to contest the Ghosi seat on the BJP symbol but I declined," the minister for backward class welfare and divyangjan empowerment said.

He said his party will contest from Varanasi, and Gorakhpur, the seats from where the BJP has fielded Narendra Modi, and Chief Minister respectively.

Rajbhar said he was ready to resign from the cabinet but his resignation was not being accepted.

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

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 14:05 IST