BSP eyes 68 Assembly seats of 11 districts in run up to 2017 UP polls


Taking the battle to Samajwadi Party’s turf, former state Chief
Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday led a
massive rally here kicking off the party’s campaign for the 2017
Assembly elections for 68 assembly constituencies falling under
Allahabad, Varanasi and Mirzapur mandals where it was trying to regain
the hold under the theme ” Sarvajan Hitay Sarvajan Sukhaya”.

run up to 2017 assembly polls, the BSP state leadership had chosen
Allahabad as the venue for Sarvajan Hitay- Sarvajan Sukhaya rally after
eyeing at 68 assembly seats of Eastern UP belt especially 15 of
Allahabad, three of Kaushambi, and five each of Gazipur, Fatehpur,
Pratapgarh, Varanasi and Mirzapur districts. In Allahabad and
neighbouring Kaushambi district that remained the key hold for party
during 2007 assembly elections, BSP currently had only five out of 18
assembly seats including City North, Karchana and Koraon of Allahabad
and Manjhanpur and Chail of Kaushambi district under its belt.

leadership now aims to regain its hold at maximum of the assembly seats
of duo districts and for that it has already stuck to its formula of
social engineering. District president, BSP, Harish Chandra says “the
impressive crowd at the parade rally has aptly proved that people were
still intact with party”. He further added “majority of crowd who
attended the rally were from Allahabad and neighbouring Kaushambi
districts”. The large number of BSP supporters and sympathizers had
covered long distances to attend the rally”.

further claimed that BSP has already left all of its rivals far from
speculations and would prove its worth in next assembly polls. The
calculations of all rival camps would be fallen flat, he claimed. All
the three seats of Kaushambi - Chail, Manjhanpur and Sirathu have always
been fruitful for party due to strong presence of SC/ST voters.
Similarly, party had a strong base in trans Ganga and Yamuna belt of
Allahabad and is making sincere efforts to get its voters intact in view
of 2017 assembly elections.