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Rajasthan polls: BSP to release candidates list

jaipur Updated: Aug 18, 2008 20:27 IST
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The Bahujan Samaj Party would release a list of candidates for 150 seats on August 25 for the coming assembly polls due later this year in Rajasthan, a senior leader of the party said.

The names for the remaining 50 seats would be declared later on after consultation with the senior partymen and reviewing the political situation, Dharmasingh Ashok, BSP national general secretary and incharge of Rajasthan affairs, told a press conference in Jaipur.

Neither former external affairs minister Natwar Singh, nor his son Jagat Singh, who recently joined the party, would contest the polls on BSP tickets, Ashok categorically said, adding "wait for some more surprises during the polls."

"Next government in Rajasthan would be of BSP, and the chief ministerial candidate would only be decided by party supremo Mayawati," he claimed.

BSP would launch a nationwide "janhit chetna andolan" in view of assembly polls in four states including Rajasthan and the next year's Lok Sabha polls, with Mayawati attending some of the important rallies, he said.