Lucknow: After Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati announced of not aligning with the Congress for the Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief also took a step back from the Opposition saying it ‘has made SP wait for long’. Also Read - 6 Charged Under NSA Over Illicit Liquor Trade in Bhopal
Ending further speculations, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief said that it SP will hold talks with BSP and hinted at a possible alliance with Mayawati’s party for the upcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh. Also Read - MP Police Detains Digvijaya Singh, Uses Water Canons to Disperse Congress Workers Protesting Against Farm Laws | Watch
Mayawati ruled out any alliance with Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, two of the four states where elections are due at the year-end. Earlier last month, the BSP supremo had ditched the party in Chhattisgarh. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief, however, did not speak of a tie-up in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
After Mayawati’s snub to Congress in the upcoming Assembly polls, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took a jibe at Congress after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati’s remark after the latter called off alliance talks with the opposition. Prasad said that the ‘forming a coalition’ was not in the Congress’ DNA. He went on to add that it only gives importance to the family.
However, Kamal Nath, chief of Madhya Pradesh Congress unit, had said that the Dalit leader’s exit would not have any impact on their vote share. Nath had back then said that he had already spoken to Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav regarding the alliance or the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ and everything would be in place. He had said, “Mayawati breaking alliance with the Congress will not have any effect on our vote share. We will confidently fight the upcoming polls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. I have spoken to Akhilesh Yadav regarding the alliance.”
Akhilesh refusing to aide with the Congress in MP will come as a huge blow to the Opposition which is gearing to tackle the BJP in the upcoming Assembly polls.