Mayawati will not contest 2019 general elections
March 21, 2019
Mayawati, the chief of Bahujan Samaj Party - BSP will not be contesting in the upcoming general elections next month.
Mayawati who is also a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh announced that due to the "current political situation" she has decided to stay out of the contest.
"I know I can win from any seat. All that I have to do is to file my nomination...It is more important for us to win more seats than for me to win one," Mayawati said.
Mayawati also said that she will utilize this time to campaign for the candidates of her party and also those of ally Samajwadi Party in hope of winning more seats in the general elections this year.
Mayawati is known for being the leader of Dalit community in the state and has been the chief minister four times. In 2014 elections her party did not win any seats but 20% of vote share went to BSP.
Social media users had a lot to say about Mayawati's announcement
Chowkidar Rahul Gargâ€ @rahulgarg29 tweeted,Replying to @Mayawati Not contesting election as she is aware she is not going to win
Pegasusâ€ @wackymarketer Replying to @Mayawati I am so happy that you have decided not to contest, at least now one seat will not get wasted by having a useless person/politician like yourself! #Mayawati #LokSabhaElections2019 #India