Bhopal: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has expressed confidence that it would emerge as a “kingmaker” by winning at least 10 out of the 28 Assembly seats in the state, where by-polls would be held on November 3.
The Mayawati-led party currently has two MLAs in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, whose effective strength has come down to 202 after the death of three MLAs and resignations by 25 others.
“We are going to win at least 10 seats out of the 28, where by-polls would be held. With these wins, we are going to emerge as kingmaker. We will certainly play a crucial role in forming the next government,” state BSP chief Ramakant Pippal said.
“The ruling BJP needs to win nine of these seats to enjoy majority (116) on its own in the House. But some surveys have predicted that it cannot win more than four seats,” he said.
But as 28 seats are currently vacant, the BJP presently enjoys majority in the House on its own, he added.
“On the other hand, the opposition Congress needs to win all 28 seats to reach the majority mark. But it is next to impossible,” the BSP leader said.
He alleged that both the parties have fielded turncoats and the voters were upset with it.
“The voters are looking at the BSP as an alternative. We already have two MLAs in the House,” Pippal said.