New Delhi: Buoyed by its success in Assembly
polls in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party will
be contesting in all the 272 seats in the civic polls in the
national capital to be held next month.
SP`s Delhi unit president Usha Yadav said the decision to
field candidates in all the wards has been taken following
the "go ahead" by party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
"We will contest in all the 272 wards in the municipal
polls. We have already held discussion with Mulayam Singhji
about the polls and he told us to put all the hardwork," Yadav
Elections to all the three new corporations -- North,
South and East Delhi municipalities, carved out of the MCD,
will be held on April 15.
Samajwadi Party had fielded candidates in all the seven
Lok Sabha seats in the general elections in 2009 while it had
put up candidates in 38 assembly constituencies out of the 70
seats in assembly polls in 2008. The party, however, drew a
Asked about SP`s prospect in the municipal polls, Yadav
said following the victory in UP polls, the support base of
the party was increasing rapidly and party workers have
started working with great enthusiasm.
"The supporters are really upbeat after the party`s
victory in Uttar Pradesh.... We are confident of doing well in
the polls," Yadav, who was also member of SP national
The SP will be the third party to field candidates in all
272 seats after Congress and BJP.
The municipal polls are seen as a semi final ahead of
next year`s Assembly polls in the city.