No alliance with Congress for Lok Sabha polls: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP, Uttar Pradesh, 101 Assembly seats, Mayawati, 401 candidates
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New Delhi: In midsts of extensive campaigning for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati clarified that her party will not ally with the Congress for elections.

“It has been reiterated once again that BSP will not have any alliance with Congress party in any state, to contest the upcoming elections,” Mayawati said.

Earlier Mayawati launched an attack on the grand old Congress saying that it was no different from the BJP.

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Mayawati’s attack on the Congress follows her ally Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav’s comment that the Congress was also in alliance with his party along with the BSP.

Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati announced the SP-BSP tie-up for the Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh in January this year.

The two parties agreed to contest 38 Lok Sabha seats each in the state while maintaining that they would not put up candidates at Amethi and Rae Bareli, the parliamentary constituencies represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

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