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Zero Seats in Lok Sabha, 19 in UP Assembly: Can Mayawati Resurrect BSP in 2019 Battle?

NYOOOZ 2019-03-13 05:30:00

Zero Seats in Lok Sabha, 19 in UP Assembly: Can Mayawati Resurrect BSP in 2019 Battle?


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In 1996, Punjab contributed three of the 11 seats that BSP won during the Lok Sabha polls.
Three years later, the saffron party won 312 Assembly seats.A 2014 Lokniti-CSDS study examined this surge in BJP’s seat count in the state.
The 2014 general election was not good hunting for Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
This was also the first time that a 33-year-old Mayawati entered the Lok Sabha from Bijnor.The party expanded over the years, contesting as many as 500 Lok Sabha seats in 2009 and gathering 6.2% of votes, its best performance ever.
It failed to win a single seat in the Lok Sabha, down from a record high of 21 seats the party had won in 2009.