MCD election: BSP’s entry makes Delhi civic poll a six-cornered contest
According To India Vote Kar
The April 23 Delhi municipal election is set to see an unprecedented six-cornered contest as Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to throw its hat in the ring, despite the severe drubbing it received in the recent Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.
The party has announced 70 candidates already, and will fight BJP, AAP, Congress and Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj India all 272 municipal wards of the city-state. Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) will contest at least 150 seats.
In the last municipal elections, only BJP, BSP and Congress had contested on all the seats and Samajwadi Party was the next big party in terms of candidates with 107 candidates in fray. Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal, Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Uddhav Thakrey’s Shiv Sena had contested on 23, 21 and 16 seats respectively. Other parties like, Lok Jan Shakti Party, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, Nationalist Congress Party, and Communist Party of India had also contested on less than 100 seats.
Source : Hindustan Times
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