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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : January 05, 2017, 07:49
Duration : 02:11

UP Election 2017: BSP releases first list of 100 candidates, gives 36 to Muslims

BSP went ahead of its rivals by declaring names of its official candidates for 100 of the 403 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, giving over one third to Muslims. Muslims account for nearly 20 per cent of the state’s electorate so keeping this in mind, it may have given tickets to Muslim community in 36 of the 100 seats spread over 20 districts declared by her.“List of candidates for other seats will be released soon,” BSP said in a release. The party has already shortlisted names of candidates for all the 403 seats, BSP supremo Mayawati said in a recent press conference.

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