Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said on Thursday that her party will contest the Chhattisgarh assembly polls later this year along with Ajit Jogi's Janta Congress Chhattisgarh, ANI reported.
Former Congress leader Jogi's party will contest on 55 seats and BSP the remaining 35 seats in the 90-seat assembly.
If the alliance wins, Jogi would become the chief minister, said Mayawati.
Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) has decided to contest upcoming assembly polls in alliance with Janta Congress Chhattisgarh. BSP will fight on 35 seats&Janta Congress Chhattisgarh will contest on 55 seats.If we win, Ajit Jogi will be the CM: BSP Chief Mayawati on #Chhattisgarh elections pic.twitter.com/pnW0APhAUL— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2018
BSP leaders even earlier this week had dismissed rumours of reaching an agreement on seat-sharing with any party in the state.
Jogi, the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, left the Congress in 2016.