LUCKNOW — BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday announced that her party and the Samajwadi Party (SP) will fight together in an alliance in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to defeat the communal forces like BJP and protect rights of the people.
She described the alliance as a new political revolution that will rob Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah off their sleep.
Addressing a press conference jointly with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, she said the alliance has the capacity to stop the BJP from coming to power again.
Akhilesj Yadav addressing the press conference said: “We have come together to rid the state and country of BJP’s religion and caste politics. This alliance was a must to destroy BJP.”
Mayawati announced that BSP and SP will contest on 38 seats each out of 80 seats.
“We are leaving 2 seats for smaller parties and 2 seats of Amethi and Raebareli for the Congress party without any seat-share deal,” said Mayawati, according to HT report.
Mayawati also confirmed that Congress is not part of the alliance.
“All sections unhappy with Congress. Both Congress and BJP have similar policies and both of them are involved in corruption,” said Mayawati.
This alliance of two main parties in Uttar Pradesh will pose a real challenge to BJP in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Both parties, BSP and SP have their strongholds in the state and they can change the political scenario in UP.
(With inputs from agencies)