On Saturday, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati announced their coalition for the coming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Also they made it clear that they will contest on 38 seats each and two seats have been left for the Congress.
Samajwadi party president and BSP chief announced their alliance in a press conference and also hit out at Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi and said that “It’s undeclared emergency in BJP rule.”
While addressing the conference, Mayawati said that “SP-BSP alliance will give sleepless nights to Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah.” Though this is not the first time both the parties get into an alliance but this time the party has decided not to include the Congress in their battle as they are fighting against a strong rival like BJP.
Mayawati added that “Congress party rule has not benefitted anyone.There is no real vote transfer from Congress and hence no real gain from aligning with Congress. We won’t ally with any party which will hurt our political ambitions,”
Akhilesh Yadav termed their coalition with BSP as a political revolution and said that “We have come together to rid the state and country of BJP’s religion and caste politics. This alliance was a must to destroy BJP,to defeat their arrogance. BJP can go any extent to create difference in our workers, we must be united and counter any such tactic,”
In response to SP-BSP alliance, Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that “Nobody should underestimate the Congress with its reach, presence and support base in Uttar Pradesh. Congress is an established party in the state,”