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SP announces 1st candidate for Madhya Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The on Friday announced its first candidate in as part of its alliance with the to contest unitedly in that state.

"The SP has announced Ratiram Bansal as its candidate on Tikamgarh Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh," spokesperson said.

The SP and the BSP alliance had last month announced a electoral pact to fight Lok Sabha election in and Uttarakhand besides

The SP will contest on three seats -- Balaghat, Tikammgarh and Khajuraho - while the BSP will field candidates on the remaining 26 seats in

Of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP, the SP and the BSP will contest 37 and 38 seats respectively, leaving three for the Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal and two for Congress' (Rae Bareli) and

The parties will hold a series of joint rallies, with the first scheduled to be held on April 7 in Uttar Pradesh's Deoband town, where Akhilesh Yadav, BSP Mayawati and RLD supremo will address the gathering.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 17:05 IST