On Thursday, the BSP released its first list of 100 candidates for the elections. A total of 36 tickets have been given to Muslims in which Muzaffarnagar riots accused and sitting MLA of Charthaval constituency Noor Saleem Rana's name is also included BSP supremo Mayawati said her party would not enter into any alliance and would contest the polls on its own.
On Tuesday, she announced that her party would field 97 Muslims along with 113 candidates from the upper castes, 106 candidates from backward castes and 87 Dalits in the upcoming elections. The Election Commission yesterday announced seven-phase polling for 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh which will commence on February 11 and conclude on March 8. The counting of votes will take place on March 11.
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