The Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday put to rest the possibilities of Congress becoming a part of anti-BJP alliance in the parliamentary polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Her alliance includes Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).
Former Chief Minister of the state made it clear that her party would not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election with any form of election pact or co-ordination in any state with the Congress.
She made the declaration after a meeting with Party’s state heads and senior leader over poll strategy for the schedule election.
As per the Uttar Pradesh’s seat sharing BSP will contest in 38 out of 80 seats, SP will contest in 37 seats while the RLD has three, all in West UP. The alliance did not field any candidates in Rae Bareli and Amethi, the Congress strongholds.
As the alliance was formally announced their seat sharing in 78 constituencies, there was a speculation that Congress might get entry to hold their hands to fight against BJP at last minute.
But Mayawati dismissed the possibilities of an understanding with Congress. BSP supremo confirmed that the alliance between SP and BSP was done with mutual respect and good intentions and that it is considered as the first and perfect alliance in UP, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The Lok Sabha elections for 543 seats will be held over seven phases, beginning April 11 and ending May 19, while results would be announced on May 23.