Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has come out with the offer of support for the Congress which is just two short of the majority in Madhya Pradesh and one short in Rajasthan. BSP chief Mayawati said she would, despite ‘misgivings’, her party would be giving support to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh. (Also read: Newly-elected Cong MLAs to Hold Meetings in Raipur, Jaipur)
“To keep the BJP out of power, we have agreed to support the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and if need be in Rajasthan, even though we don’t agree with many of their policies,” she said, addressing the media on Wednesday.
Mayawati pointed out that “the results show that people in states like Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were totally against the BJP and its anti-people policies and as a result chose Congress due to lack of other major alternatives.”
In Rajasthan, Mayawati said, her party would support the Congress if need be. Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) has already assured the Congress of support in Rajasthan. Her party has fared comparatively better in Rajasthan with six seats. The Congress has managed to get 99 seats and has fallen short of 1.
In Madhya Pradesh, the Congress got 114 seats while the BSP has 2, the number the Congress wants to get a majority in the 230-seat Assembly.
Meanwhile, the Congress delegation is set to meet the Madhya Pradesh Governor at 12 noon to stake claim to form the next government.