BSP releases third list of 100 candidates

Lucknow, Jan 7: BSP today announced its third list of candidates for 100 more Assembly seats, with 24 Muslim aspirants getting tickets.


The party has declared nominees for 300 of the 403 assembly seats so far.


While BSP's first list of 100 candidates contained names of 36 Muslim candidates, the second and third list have 22 and 24 aspirants respectively from that community.


Muslims account for nearly 20 per cent of the state's electorate and perhaps keeping this in mind, members of that community have been given the weightage.


The party has already shortlisted names of candidates for all the 403 seats, BSP supremo Mayawati had told a recent press conference.


Giving caste-wise details of the shortlisted candidates, she had said 87 tickets will be given to Dalits, 97 to Muslims and 106 to OBCs.