New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party which received a severe drubbing in the UP assembly elections is now planning to make its presence felt in the national capital by fielding its candidates on all 272 seats of the Municipal Corporation Delhi (MCD) elections slated to be held on April 15.

If party leaders in the capital are to be believed, BSP supremo Mayawati has given a green signal to contest on all the seats of MCD after which the party has started its preparation to make an impact in Delhi.

The BSP already has five sitting councilors from east Delhi and it is hoping to bag more seats in the upcoming elections by giving tough competition to the BJP and Congress.

“We have received over 900 hundred applications seeking party ticket to contest in MCD elections. We are considering each and every application and will release names of candidates before the start of nomination process on March 19.” Said Brahma Singh Vidhudi, BSP state chief.

Singh said that the party has appointed separate poll in-charges for the different areas of Delhi who will oversee the party’s poll campaign in the state.

In 2007, BSP fought on 224 MCD seats out of which it emerged victorious on 17 seats only with 4,20,848 votes cast in its favour getting around 9.87 percent of total votes.

According to the poll pundits, party workers of BSP have lost their morale as the party couldn’t repeat its performance of MCD polls in Delhi assembly elections and subsequent 2009 general elections, yet the party can pose difficulties for the Congress in east Delhi.

(JPN/Bureau)