The Shiv Sena on Saturday announced that it will contest all 403 seats in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections to be held next year. The party is not allied with any other political party as of now but has signalled the possibility of an alliance.
In the run-up to the elections, political parties have been working towards preparing their cadres for campaigns. With all major parties deterred to not ally with bigger names, most parties have decided to ally with smaller political groups and contest the polls.
Shiv Sena to contest for all 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022. The party has not allied with any other political party as of now but has signaled the possibility of an alliance. pic.twitter.com/qqdZz6FQXH
— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2021
Sanjay Nishad’s Nishad Party recently confirmed its alliance with the BJP to contest the next year’s polls. According to reports, the party plans to contest the elections from 70 seats. However, a formula between the two parties is yet to be agreed upon.
While speaking to the media, Nishad had said: “The party will contest the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in alliance with the BJP. We will win and form the government with the BJP.”
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has announced that his party will contest 100 seats in the state. He said his party would contest the polls with ‘Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha’, an alliance of smaller parties floated by SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar.
Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh has announced that the party will field candidates for all the 403 seats.
Mayawati has announced that the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is also looking to contest all seats in the state with no major alliance in view.
The Akhilesh Yadav led-Samajwadi Party has allied with Mahaan Dal and claims that it will win 400 seats in the upcoming state polls.