BSP chief Mayawati on Monday said the BSP-SP alliance was enough to defeat BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, and the alliance did not need the support of Congress party.
Taking a jibe at the grand old party, Mayawati in a series of tweets told Congress that it should feel free to contest in all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh. She also clarified that her party is not in any kind of alliance with Congress in any state.
She tweeted, “Congress is fully free in Uttar Pradesh and should field its own candidate for contesting on all 80 Lok Sabha seats. Our alliance (SP-BSP) alone is capable of defeating the BJP. Congress should not forcibly spread rumours by leaving seven seats in UP for the SP-BSP alliance.” The attack came just after the day when on Sunday the grand old party had announced that they will leave seven seats in the state for Samajwadi Party (SP), BahujanSamaj Party (BSP) and RashtriyaLok Dal (RLD) alliance.
To clarify her stand on Congress she tweeted, “BSP once again wants to make it very clear that in Uttar Pradesh and in the country as a whole we are not in any form of alliance or agreement with Congress. Our people should not pay heed to rumours spread by the Congress.”
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On Sunday Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar told reporters in Lucknow that the Congress is leaving seven Lok Sabha seats in the state for SP, BSP and RLD alliance. These include Mainpuri, Kaanauj and Firozabad. Apart from this, the party will not field any candidate on seats where BSP chief Mayawati, RLD chief Ajit Singh and his son Jayant Chaudhary are likely to contest or may contest.”