New Delhi: In order to play a major role in the government formation at the Centre in 2014, the Samajwadi Party (SP) is also going to field candidates in other states to increase its tally in next general elections.

The SP has aimed at breaking its record for highest ever showing in 2004, when the party won 39 seats on its own in Uttar Pradesh.

Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has devised strategy to field candidates in the adjoining states like Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi. Apart from that, the SP is likely to contest from Hindi-dominated constituencies in Maharashtra.      

The SP is of view that the Congress-led UPA is unlikely to return to power at the Centre, while the BJP’s chance to form government after 2014 LS polls is looking grimmer. In that moment, the SP will mobilize other parties to form an alliance minus Congress and BJP.

SP general secretary Naresh Agarwal said, “The landslide victory of SP in 2012 UP assembly polls gave a positive message to Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Haryana.

The party has also opened its account in Maharashtra assembly polls. Therefore, the party will field winnable candidates in LS polls in Maharashtra.

Sources said that Mulayam Singh Yadav himself is thinking of early elections to the Lok Sabha and they may be held in 2013 after the end of the Budget Session.


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