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BSP releases candidate list for UP

india Updated: Mar 20, 2009 13:36 IST
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BSP chief Mayawati on Friday released the list of party candidates for all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and announced that she would launch her nationwide campaign from Kerala on Saturday.

"On Saturday, I will kick-start the BSP national campaign from Kerala with a rally in Thiruvananthapuram," she told a press conference in Lucknow.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also released the party's 'Special Appeal' to the electorate in UP.

"In the Special Appeal, I have raised certain issues and I will urge them to vote for BSP based on those issues," she said.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said she would be campaigning across the country non-stop from Saturday till May 11, but would take care of her official duties.

"I will always return to the state after campaigning. I will not neglect the Uttar Pradesh Government," she said.

Mayawati said the Government will also ensure that the model code of conduct was adhered to by all parties in Uttar Pradesh. "Unlike the earlier state governments, we would not allow any unwanted elements to capture booths or disrupt elections".

"We will ensure that people of all religions, castes, and community are allowed to vote," she said.

The BSP Supremo said she would come out with the list of party candidates from rest of the country in four-five days.

Asked about the Samajwadi Party's comments that the BSP was leaning towards BJP, she said, "it was that party which was with BJP as was evident in their closeness with Kalyan Singh".