New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday snubbed the Congress over its decision to leave seven seats vacant for the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh and said, “do not spread confusion”. Also Read - UP Witnessing Decline In COVID Cases, Fighting Pandemic Effectively, Says CM Yogi Adityanath
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister reacted strongly to the news of Congress not fielding candidates for seven seats in the state, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and said, “Congress is absolutely free to contest the polls on all 80 seats independently in Uttar Pradesh. Our alliance formed here with Samajwadi Party is strong enough to defeat BJP. Congress must not give wrong impression by leaving seven seats vacant for SP, BSP and RLD.” Also Read - Two Lionesses Test Covid Positive At Etawah Safari Park In Uttar Pradesh, Kept In Isolation
In a press conference on Sunday, UP Congress Committee (UPCC) president Raj Babbar had said, “Mainpuri, Kannauj, Firozabad, and wherever Mayawatiji, RLD’s Jayantji and Ajit Singh will contest in the coming Lok Sabha election.” Babbar then added that Congress would give two seats- Gona and Pilibhit to Apna Dal. Also Read - CM Yogi Issues Fresh Instructions, Tasks Team-9 To Ensure All-Round Effort To Tackle Covid 2.0
In good faith, the SP-BSP-RLD are also not fielding candidates from Congress bastions of Rae Bareli and Amethi.
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will kick start on April 11 and Uttar Pradesh will go to polls during all seven phases. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.