The BSP will contest all the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala on its own, BSP national general secretary Suresh Mane has said.
“At the national level, the BSP has decided to go it alone because the UPA-led Cong party has failed to address the issues and concerns of Dalits, tribals, backward classes and religious minorities and other weaker sections of society,” Mane told here on Saturday.
The BSP leader accused the BJP-led NDA of implementing policies which ‘’were against the interests of the backward classes’’. “The BSP is determined to prevent BJP and its allies from coming to power at the Centre,” Mane said. “In Kerala, people are fed up with anti -people policies of a corruption-ridden Congress party. As a result, BSP will offer an alternative political model at both the national and the state level,’’ Mane said. BSP aims at creating a just and equitable society, he added.
“In candidates’ selection, BSP never believes in fielding marketable politicians. Instead, we aim at a just representation for all sections,’’ Mane said. The party announced a list of 10 candidates who will contest in south Kerala including Seleena Prakkanan from P’Thitta, J Sudhakaran from T’Puram and S Prahaladan from Kollam.