Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) Chief Shivpal Singh Yadav has called the SP-BSP ‘mahagathbandhan’ “a flop show”. Also Read - Allahabad HC Dismisses Plea Challenging PM Modi's Election From Varanasi LS Seat

“The SP-BSP alliance is a flop show. It has taken shape only for convenience as they knew their existence was threatened. Otherwise, they have been sworn enemies for the past 25 years. Now, how come they have come together?” Shivpal said, addressing an election meeting in Firozabad. Also Read - Anti-Modi Tweets by Arvind Kejriwal Vanished Post Lok Sabha Elections 2019

“This is opportunism at it’s best. In the last Lok Sabha, the BSP won zero seats. Now if you multiply any numbers with zero, then the result will always be zero. This coalition will fall apart very soon,” he said. Also Read - 'Danger in Boycotting J&K Assembly Polls, it Could be Repeat of What Happened in Lok Sabha Elections,' Warns NC's Omar Abdullah

Shivpal, who is contesting Lok Sabha polls from Firozabad, said people of Firozabad invited him and based on their interest decided to contest from the seat.

Attacking the BJPs government at the Centre, Shivpal said no one had seen “ache din” as was promised.

“False promises were made and nothing was done or delivered at the ground-level. Till my last breath, I will serve the people and work for their welfare.”

He appealed to the voters to render their support by pressing the ‘chaabi’ (key) button on April 23, the voting day for the constituency.