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

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