Rajasthan assembly polls: BSP may contest all 200 seats

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is planning to contest all 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan, a party leader said in the midst of plans by party chief Mayawati to hold rallies in different parts of the state.

The party won three seats in the 2013 assembly elections in the state, securing 3.37 per cent votes. The vote share was 7.60 per cent in the 2008 elections when the party won six seats.

Earlier this month, Mayawati ruled out any alliance with the Congress in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming assembly polls. In Chhattisgarh, the BSP is fighting the elections along with Ajit Jogi’s Janta Congress.

Rajasthan will go to the polls on December 7.