The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is set to contest all 288 seats in the state Assembly elections.
In the first phase, the BSP on Thursday released the list of 34 candidates, including eight from Mumbai and 11 from Thane.
The names of the remaining candidates will be released on September 20.
BSP MP Vir Singh, who is in charge of the state, said the party will give a solid performance in the Assembly polls.
“The people are tired of the present ruling alliance and even the communal parties are just exploiting the people. They now see an alternative in our party,” said Singh.
The BSP has divided the state into four zones — Mumbai, western Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha — and has appointed in-charges for each region.
Singh will supervise and report the entire exercise to Mayawati.
The BSP flayed the Third Front led by Republican Party of India (RPI), calling them an “opportunistic alliance”.
“The Third Front is the creation of the ruling Congress-NCP alliance and this can be gauged by the fact that a RPI member is still a minister in this government,” said Singh.
“The RPI parties have cheated people for decades and their only hope is in Mayawati.”