Lucknow, Feb 21: The Samajwadi Party(SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) alliance on Thursday announced the Lok Sabha seats both will be contesting in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
The two parties also left two for the Congress and another three for the Rashtriya Lok Dal(RLD) in anticipation of an alliance. The five seats left for other parties are Rae Bareli and Amethi for Congress, and Baghpat, Muzaffarnagar and Mathura for the RLD.
According to the agreement reached over a month and a half by SP president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati, the SP will contest in 37 seats and the BSP in 38 seats.
Earlier in the day, RLD issued a statement saying that it will ally with SP-BSP alliance.
According to the list, the SP will contest on the Lok Sabha seats of Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Kheri, Hardoi, Lucknow, Unnao, Faizaibad, Barabanki, Bahriach, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Maharajganj, Ballia, Azamgarh, Chandauli, Varanasi, Robertsganj, Mirzapur, Phulpur, Allahabad, Banda, Jhansi, Kanpur, Etawah, Kannauj, Mainpuri, Kushinagar, Etah, Ferozabad, Hatras, Badaun, Kaushambi and Kairana.
The 38 Lok Sabha constituencies where the BSP will contest are: Bijnore, Amroha, Aonla, Shahjahanpur, Bhadoi, Sitapur, Mishrikh, Mohanlalganj, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Akbarpur, Kaiserganj, Fatehpur Sikri, Basti, Doomariaganj, Nagina, Basgaon, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Salempur, Deoria, Ghosi, Lalganj, Machillishar, Jaunpur, Ambedkarnagar, Ghazipur, Sant Kabirnagar, Fatehpur,Hamirpur, Jalaun, Dhaurara, Shravasti, Farrukhabad, Agra, Aligarh, Bulandshahr, Meerut and Saharanpur. (UNI)