Despite ruling Uttar Pradesh four times, Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) failed to secure any seats in the state in the recent elections. This marks a stark decline from winning 10 Lok Sabha seats in 2019 to zero in 2024. After the results of Lok Sabha Elections 2024 were out on June 4, Mayawati’s BSP said that the party will meticulously weigh Muslim representation in upcoming elections, asserting that opportunities will be extended only after thorough deliberation, news agency ANI reported.

“We gave enough representation to Muslims in this Lok Sabha election as well as in previous elections but we did not get adequate support and they couldn’t understand us well. Therefore from now onwards, we will only give them opportunity after thinking properly so that the party won’t suffer such loss,” said BSP as reported by ANI.

The BJP-led NDA faced a setback in Uttar Pradesh, securing only 36 seats compared to the 43 seats won by the INDIA bloc. The Samajwadi Party, led by Akhilesh Yadav and leading the INDIA bloc in UP, alone secured 37 seats this time, emerging as the single largest party in the state. The BJP managed to win only 33 seats.

The Congress, an ally of the SP, won six seats, including Amethi and Rae Bareli. In the NDA, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) won two seats, while Anupriya Patel-led Apna Dal (S) secured one.

Despite a vigorous campaign in the state led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won from his Varanasi constituency by a significant margin, the BJP suffered losses.

SP chief Yadav stated on X that UP has once again shown a new direction for the country. He described it as a victory for upholding the Constitution, democracy, and ensuring social justice. He emphasized that it was a triumph against divisive politics and credited the victory to the unity of the INDIA coalition and PDA (Pichada, Dalit, and Alpasankhyak).

In the 2019 general elections, the BJP, along with its ally Apna Dal (S), had won a total of 62 seats out of 80 in Uttar Pradesh.

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Published: 05 Jun 2024, 11:04 AM IST

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