Vadodara: Samajwadi Party will put up candidates in 56 of the Assembly 182 seats in Gujarat, elections for which are slated to be held in December, Uttar Pradesh Education Minister Brahmashankar Tripathi said today.

“We want to strengthen the secular forces and contest Gujarat Assembly polls based on the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi,” he told mediapersons here, adding that they would field 56 candidates in the state elections.