Mayawati released the candidates list on all 403 seats in UP

SP'>BSP supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday released the names of all 403 candidates for all 403 seats in assembly elections, with the list comprising more upper castes, backward classes and minority nominees than Dalits, Mayawati also announced her party would contest the polls in Uttarakhand and Punjab too indicated that she was out to once again try out her social engineering that had propelled her to power in 2007, bagging 213 seats in the 403-member state assembly.

Claiming that unlike her political rivals, she meant business by declaring her party’s entire list at one go, she appealed to party workers to ensure the return of SP'>BSP to power as their “birthday gift” to her,”My list of candidates has 117 upper castes with as many as 74 Brahmins. Besides there are 113 other backward classes (OBCs), 88 Scheduled Castes and 85 Muslims,” Mayawati declared, seeking to highlight how she had taken care to give due representation to all castes.

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