Fake List Of Candidates On Social Media To "Malign" Us, Says BSP

BSP fake list: The police have registered a case against unknown person under sections including fraud, conspiracy

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Fake List Of Candidates On Social Media To 'Malign' Us, Says BSP

Uttar Pradesh BSP files case after fake list of candidates goes viral on social media


Lucknow: 

Highlights

  1. Row over fake BSP list days after alliance with Samajwadi party
  2. BSP files FIR alleging conspiracy and cheating
  3. BSP fake list goes viral on social media, party says bid to malign us

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh has alleged that a fake list of candidates for the general elections has purposely been made viral on social media to "malign" the party. A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered in Lucknow on Monday, by the police after state party president, RS Khushwaha, filed a complaint, claiming that the signature on the list was not his.

The police have registered a case against under sections including fraud, conspiracy and cheating by impersonation.

The row over the fake list comes days after the two UP heavyweights, BSP and Samajwadi Party (SP) formalised their alliance for the general elections. The two parties have announced that they would contest 38 seats each, leaving two seats for smaller allies.
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Fake BSP list of candidates for general elections, party files FIR

BSP chief Mayawati claimed the alliance will give sleepless nights to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. Regional parties like Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress have welcomed the BSP-SP tie-up.

Though the alliance it is expected to be a headache for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, "Gathbandhan or mahagathbandhan, we will do better than 2014."

In 2014, the BJP and its ally Apna Dal had won 73 out of the state's 80 parliamentary seats.



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