BSP eyes massive gains in UP at the cost of SP's loss

Manan Kumar | Sun, 18 Sep 2016-07:30am , New Delhi , dna

The dismal record of protecting minorities coupled with the bitter family feud within the Samajwadi Party seems to have put the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) back in the reckoning in the coming Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections.

BSP vote share had plummeted to 25.91% with a downswing of 4.52% during 2012 elections that gave it only 80 seats in a 403 seat assembly. The loss benefited its rival, the SP which emerged as the leader cornering 224 seats with a vote share of 29.15%, an upswing of 3.72%.

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