After a horrible performance in the Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati announced the alliance of BSP-SP would not work in the upcoming by-elections.
Speaking to the press on Tuesday Mayawati said, “Looking at how the situation in the state is right now, it will be better for us to contest the upcoming by-elections on our own. In the results of Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, the base vote of Samajwadi Party, the Yadav community, didn’t support the party. Even strong contenders of SP were defeated. Even Dimple Yadav couldn’t win the Kannauj seat.”
Mayawati added, “Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav have given me a lot of respect. I also forgot all our differences in the interest of the nation and gave them respect. Our relation isn’t only for politics, it will continue forever.”
The BSP chief further said that when Samajwadi Party (SP) couldn’t even secure its own vote base, how could it help another party. Despite the blooming relations between the two parties, she said that she had to rethink about a lot of decisions. However, she maintained that the split is not permanent, and in future whenever required they would work together.
The BSP-SP-RLD contested the Lok Sabha polls in a grand alliance called “mahagathbandhan” but failed to rout the BJP in the state. Their alliance picked up 15 seats, and remaining 64 went to the BJP. Individually SP won 5 seats and BSP got 10.
Source : Various