Mysuru, Mar 13: Former UP Chief Minister Mayavati headed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest in all the 28 seats in Karnataka in the 17th Lok Sabha elections to be held in two phases on April 18 and 23, former Minister and MLA N Mahesh said here on Wednesday.
Addressing the party workers, he said that last time they had committed a mistake by tying up with JD(S) and had realised the mistake. This time the party would go alone and contest all the 28 seats as they had a large following in most parts of the State with nearly 8 to 10 lakh followers in places like Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur, Bidar, Kalaburagi, Chikkodi and Bagalkot, he added.
He exhorted the party workers to work hard and see that at least the party wins two seats as it was in fight with national parties like the Congress and the BJP. Party Chief Mayawati will be addressing rallies in the State including Mysuru.
Mr Mahesh predicted that the SP (Samajawadi Party) and BSP combine would sweep Uttar Pradesh and BSP would play a pivotal role in Government formation at the Centre.