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BSP releases first list of 63 candidates for Haryana polls

The BSP, which is contesting the October 13 Haryana assembly polls on its own, tonight released its first list of 63 candidates.

india Updated: Sep 21, 2009 23:02 IST

The BSP, which is contesting the October 13 Haryana assembly polls on its own, tonight released its first list of 63 candidates.

BSP general secretary Man Singh Manhera said the names of candidates had been cleared by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and party president Mayawati.

He said winnability of candidates had been kept in mind while selecting them. Care had also to be taken that different sections of society get adequate representation, he said.

Among those allotted tickets in the first list include BSP's state unit president Parkash Bharti (Mullana), legislator Arjan Singh (Naraingarh), former ministers Akram Khan (Jagadhri), Dervinder Sharma (Thansar), Narender Sharma (Pundri) and Ram Bhaj (Narwana).

Former MLA Zakir Hussein, son of late Meo leader Tayyib Hussein, has been given ticket from Sohana while former MP Gurdyal Saini will be contesting from Ladwa constituency. Industrialist Vijay Somani will be contesting from Rewari.

The party recently announced its decision to fight on all the 90 seats on its own after it broke its two-month old alliance with the Haryana Janhit Congress.