New Delhi: Days after Mayawati announced that Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will not forge an alliance with the grand old party for the upcoming Assembly polls in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday exuded confidence that the two parties will get together for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. While speaking at a Summit, Gandhi asserted the BSP supremo’s move to not align with his party, would not impact Congress’ fortunes in the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls. Also Read - BJP's Troubleshooter, NE's Most Influential Politician Himanta Biswa Sarma to Take Oath as Assam CM Today
“Alliance in the states and alliance at the Centre are two different things and Mayawati has sort of indicated that .I don’t see the BSP not aligning (with Congress) will impact us in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan,” he said. Also Read - Will Himanta Sarma Outplay Sonowal to Become Assam CM? Crucial Decision Today
Furthermore, he added, “We were flexible in the states (about seat sharing). In fact I was more flexible than some of our state leaders. We were amidst talks when they (BSP) decided to go their own way. But in the national elections, the parties (BSP, Congress) will come together. That is the indication we have.” Also Read - Centre Faces Tough Question as Pressure Mounts to Impose Full Lockdown in India to Beat COVID Surge
Earlier on Wednesday, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday clearly mentioned that her party will fight the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Assembly elections on her own. While launching a blistering attack on Congress, the BSP supremo had questioned that the grand old party’s intentions of defeating the BJP. She also slammed Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for his claim that the BSP is abstaining for entering the grand alliance because she is under pressure from the Centre.
“Congress leaders like Digvijaya Singh do not wish for a Congress-BSP alliance. They are afraid of agencies like ED, CBI. Digvijaya Singh who is also a BJP agent is giving statements that Mayawati ji has a lot of pressure from Centre so she doesn’t want this alliance. This is baseless,” Mayawati had said.