20/09/2018 5:49 PM IST | Updated 31/01/2019 4:19 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls: BSP To Ally With Janta Congress Chhattisgarh

Mayawati said Ajit Jogi will be the chief minister if the alliance wins, reported ANI

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A file photo of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati.

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.

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.