In Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party has announced first list of 11 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections today.
Danish Ali from Amroha. Ali, who was general secretary of the Janata Dal-Secular, quit the party and joined the Bahujan Samaj Party last week was also included in this list.
The BSP also declared Haji Fazulrahman its nominee from Saharanpur, Malook Nagar from Bijnore and Girish Chandra from Nagina reserve seat. Haji Mohammad Yakoob has been fielded from Meerut, Satbeer Nagar from Gautam Buddh Nagar, Yogesh Verma from Bulandshahr, Ajit Baliyan from Aligarh, Manoj Kumar Soni from Agra, Rajveer Singh from Fatehpur Sikri and Ruchi Veera from Aonla.
Mayawati's BSP is contesting 38 of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in alliance with Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal.
Samajwadi Party has changed the candidate of Ghaziabad seat. Earlier Surendra Kumar alias Munni Sharma was party nominee for the seat but now Suresh Bansal will fight from this seat on party symbol. Other parliamentary seats mentioned in the BSP's first list are Aligarh where Ajit Baliyan has been named as the candidate, Agra where Manoj Kumar Soni will be fighting and Bulandshahr- where Yogesh Varma will be fighting.