Om Prakash Rajbhar-led Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party to go alone in Uttar Pradesh as seat-sharing talks with BJP fail

Om Prakash Rajbhar said his party will contest from Varanasi, Lucknow and Gorakhpur, the seats from where the BJP has fielded Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath respectively

Press Trust of India April 16, 2019 15:59:14 IST
Om Prakash Rajbhar-led Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party to go alone in Uttar Pradesh as seat-sharing talks with BJP fail
  • SBSP chief and state minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said his party has decided to field its candidates as the seat-sharing talks with the BJP remained unsuccessful

  • Rajbhar said his party will contest from Varanasi, Lucknow and Gorakhpur, the seats from where the BJP has fielded Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath respectively

  • The SBSP had won four seats in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls

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

Om Prakash Rajbharled Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party to go alone in Uttar Pradesh as seatsharing talks with BJP fail

File image of Om Prakash Rajbhar. News18

Party chief and state minister Om Prakash Rajbhar 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 Uttar Pradesh minister for backward class welfare and divyangjan empowerment said.

He said his party will contest from Varanasi, Lucknow and Gorakhpur, the seats from where the BJP has fielded Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath 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 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

 

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