Akhilesh on Tuesday announced that his party would contest all 11 Assembly bye-elections in the state after BSP chief Mayawati announced that her party has decided to contest these elections on its own following the poor performance of SP-BSP alliance in the recently held Lok Sabha elections.
Balmiki had won from Bulandshahr parliamentary constituency in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.
The statement from the BSP came after reports of Mayawati holding meetings with opposition parties came to fore.
The BSP leader served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh four times, briefly in 1995 and 1997, then from 2002 to 2003 and from 2007 to 2012.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) May 10 : BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday questioned if RSS would have allowed Narendra Modi to...
Continuing her tirade, the BSP supremo said, "Our party works keeping in mind the eradication of BJP from the country on May 23, when the results of the Lok Sabha elections will be announced."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), accusing the two parties of indulging in casteist politics.
The BSP leader had won from Dibai constituency in the 2007 Assembly elections in the state. However, he joined Samajwadi Party (SP) in 2012 and re-contested from the seat.
Amit Shah tore into Azam Khan for his ‘lewd comments’ against party candidate Jaya Prada and demanded apology from Samajwadi Party (SP) and its ally Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) over his derogatory comments.