Kozhikode: The BSP will contest all 140 constituences in Kerala for April 13 assembly polls and will not have any understanding with any party or alliances, party’s National Secretary Pramod Kureel said on Saturday.
The decision was taken under the direction of BSP President and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, he told reporters.
“In this election, BSP, by achieving 10 per cent vote share, will establish itself as prominent political player in Kerala,” he claimed.
“The state has been ruled either by LDF or UDF all these years but it is a sad state of affairs that 50 per cent of Kerala’s population is without safe drinking water, roads and other basic infrastructure”, he alleged.
Mayawati will campaign in Kerala for three days, he said.
The names of 38 candidates were also announced at the press conference. Earlier, the party had announced the list of 70 candidates from Kochi on Saturday.