In a bid to challenge Mayawati, rebel BSP leader RK Chaudhary will field candidates on 100 seats for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
To mark the 10th death anniversary of Dalit icon Kanshi Ram, BSP supremo Mayawati addressed a rally at the Kanshi Ram Memorial on Sunday. Meanwhile, Bahujan Samaj Swabhiman Sangharsh Samiti (BS4) chief Chaudhary said he would enter an alliance with a national party for the UP polls.
“Mayawati says Kanshi Ram handed over the legacy to her… Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram’s ideology and movement for social change are not something that can be turned into a ‘private company’,” said Chaudhary, who had in June quit BSP accusing the party chief of selling tickets for elections, said.
“Our target is to contest on 100 seats in the state. We held 150 meetings in Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad and Faizabad divisions between September 11 and October 2. The selection of seats will be done by our party workers,” he said.