SP-BSP to contest 38 seats each in U.P, Congress not part of alliance
Headline: SP-BSP will contest in UP from 38 seats each: MayawatiBahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav announced their tie-up for the upcoming Lok Sabha election on Saturday. Addressing the media, Mayawati said that the people are unhappy with the BJP and that the SP-BSP alliance will stop the BJP's return at the Centre. The two parties are reuniting after 26 years to take on the BJP which won 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in 2014. The Congress is not part of the alliance, but Mayawati said that they will not field candidates in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi respectively.