- Row over fake BSP list days after alliance with Samajwadi party
- BSP files FIR alleging conspiracy and cheating
- 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.
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.