India’s one of the best politicians and Dalit leader Mayawati will not contest in the upcoming general elections.She said she would instead “concentrate on an alliance” formed to counter the influence of the ruling BJP.
Mayawati’s Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and AkhileshYadav’s Samajwadi Party(SP) are expected to be the kingmakers in this year’s election,if there comes a indistinguishable state.
“Keeping in mind the current political situation, I have decided not to contest Lok Sabha polls,” she told reporters.
“I can’t let the alliance suffer at any cost. Winning more seats is more important than my victory,”she added.
Ms Mayawati, who was elected to India’s upper house or Rajya Sabha in 2012, quit her post last year amid caste violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Sahranpur district.She also lost the 2012 state election in Uttar Pradesh to the SP.