Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will go alone in Uttar Pradesh’s assembly by-elections, which will be held for 11 seats as the party supremo Mayawati on Tuesday called off alliance with Samajwadi Party (SP) following an embarrassing defeat for the alliance in just concluded Lok Sabha elections.
Comprising SP-BSP-RLD, the grand alliance could manage only 25 seats in Uttar Pradesh where BJP clinched 62 seats out of 80.
After the results, Mayawati made her decision public on Tuesday that BSP is contemplating to go alone in Uttar Pradesh.
A source from BSP confirmed that the party chief reviewed the result and seen that ‘Mahagathbandhan’ has failed to contain saffron surge in the State. She also observed that Akhilesh Yadav have lost Jadav community’s vote for his party.
The BSP supremo said, “However we cannot ignore political compulsion. In the result of Lok Sabha elections in UP, base vote of Samajwadi Party, the Yadav community, did not support the party. Even strong contenders of SP were defeated.”
She also added that ever since SP-BSP coalition took place, Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav have given her a lot of respect. She said she also forgot all the differences in the interest of the nation and gave them respect. Their relation is not only for politics, it will continue forever.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has said that he will think deeply over it and they will be contesting in all the 11 seats in the bypolls if there is no alliance in place.
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BJP mocked the decision and the party’s spokesperson GVL Narasimha said, “SP-BSP is an unprincipled alliance. People of Uttar Pradesh have completely rejected this alliance and gave it a result that led to its collapse.”