Khurshid, who has been the chief of Congress' UP unit twice in the past, said the party is "well placed" in the state as people are getting disenchanted with the alternatives, both regional as well as national.
Mayawati's 48-hour ban has ended while Yogi Adityanath has one more day left before his 72-hour ban ends.
Following EC's ban, Mayawati skipped the joint rally in Agra, going to polls on April 18. Her chair was filled by 24-year-old Akash, who delivered his first political speech
Political commentators say the seat will now see a virtually direct contest and the BSP votes would shift to either the BJP or the Congress as the two parties are trying to woo them.
The last time a sitting MP retained the Amroha seat was in 1980 when Chandrapal Singh won his second straight election from here.
Addressing an election meeting at Dataganj here, he said, "... Samajwadi Party (SP) does not know what big mistake it has committed by forging an alliance with the BSP. It will have to bear the consequences."
Describing the BSP as a movement, Mayawati said taking inspiration from Ambedkar, her party was working for all sections of the society.
The move comes days after Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati described Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad as a "BJP agent" and accused him of trying to divide Dalit votes.
The reaction from these two parties came after AICC general secretary (west Uttar Pradesh) Jyotiraditya Scindia said the option to be a part of the SP-BSP alliance is open for the Congress after the Lok Sabha polls.
The chief minister also asserted that the voters will reject the anti-BJP alliance comprising the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal.
Keshav Prasad Maurya's statement came a day after he had targeted Mayawati on her remark at a Deoband rally, where she had asked the Muslim voters not to split their votes.
Kicking off her party's election campaign in Odisha at a rally here, the BSP supremo held both the BJP and the Congress responsible for the miseries of weaker section of the society and also growth of terrorism in the country.
Coming down heavily on both parties, she accused them of never working for the uplift of the dalit, backward and minorities sections.
While Amar Chandra Jauhar has been given ticket from Shahjahanpur (SC), Nilu Satyarthi will be party candidate from Mishrikh (SC), a party statement said.
Azad had announced earlier this month that he will contest the general elections from Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency.
If the maverick BJP MLA from Bairia, Surendra Singh hit the headlines for his remarks against BSP supremo Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma hit a new low by making indecent comments on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
Earlier, Akhilesh Yadav had planned to contest from Kannauj, but he later changed his plan and fielded his wife, Dimple Yadav there
The BSP supremo asked why BJP not acting tough against the mill owners like the BSP government and getting all the arrears of the farmers cleared.
The BSP also declared Haji Fazulrahman its nominee from Saharanpur, Malook Nagar from Bijnore and Girish Chandra from Nagina, a party release said here.
Despite the brave rhetoric of being a PM candidate, the truth is that Mayawati’s BSP is fighting for its survival. Also, it is difficult to see how Mayawati can offer any solution because she herself is part of the problem.
The former Uttar Pradesh CM said that she could vacate a seat and contest for the Lok Sabha later.
Yadav had met Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Wednesday and discussed plans to start campaigning with a joint rally during Navratra, which begins April 6.
The BSP president held a meeting with important district and division-level leaders in Uttar Pradesh, a party release issued here said.
The BSP had failed to win a single seat in 2014 despite contesting all 40. It finished third in one seat
The Opposition has not been able to present a credible alternative narrative to counter the Narendra Modi led-NDA.