June 16, 2024 14:59 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
After his 'Lord Ram' taunt on BJP creates uproar, RSS leader makes a U-turn | NDA govt formed by mistake, can fall anytime: Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge's claim | PM Modi returns to India after 'successful completion of G7 Outreach Summit' in Italy | Delhi LG approves prosecution of Arundhati Roy, Sheikh Showkat Hussain in 2010 provocative speech case | BS Yediyurappa, accused of harassing minor, can't be arrested till next hearing: Karnataka HC
Mayawati makes big statement on Muslim candidates after BSP draws blank in Uttar Pradesh
UP
Photo courtesy: UNI

Mayawati makes big statement on Muslim candidates after BSP draws blank in Uttar Pradesh

| @indiablooms | 06 Jun 2024, 01:43 pm

Lucknow/IBNS: Despite the Opposition camp INDIA's spectacular comeback in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections, former Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati failed to win a single seat in the northern state of India.

After her poll debacle, Mayawati made a big statement on fielding Muslim candidates in the state.

She said as quoted by India Today, "The party will give them (Muslims) a chance in the elections after a lot of thought, so that the party does not suffer a huge loss in the future."

Mayawati said Muslims, which were given representation by the party in all elections, form a part of the party.

The BSP chief said she will do a deep analysis of the poll debacle and take steps for the party.

Mayawati had fielded 35 Muslim candidates, the highest by any party in the Lok Sabha elections 2024.

In 2014 also, BSP drew a blank but bagged 10 seats in an alliance with Samajwadi Party in 2019.

Out of 80 seats, the highest in any Indian state, SP alone won 37 with its ally Congress bagging 6 ahead of BJP's 35.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won from Varanasi while his now former colleague, Smriti Irani, was defeated from Amethi.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi won from Rae Bareli. BJP suffered a defeat in Faizabad, where Ram Temple is located.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.