‘Will not contest Lok Sabha Elections’, says Mayawati

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will not contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

“I won’t contest polls. I can vacate a seat and contest later if I want” Mayawati said at a press conference.

Mayawati said she would rather campaign for the candidates of BSP and Samajwadi Party (SP).

It is more important for the alliance to win more seats than for her to win one, Mayawati added.

SP and BSP joined hands in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.