On Tuesday, BSP Supremo Mayawati has vowed that her party would not tie-up with Congress in “any state”. After Mayawati meets with top BSP leaders, the announcement she made in a press statement.
It reads, “In the meeting, it was reiterated once again that the BSP will not go for any electoral understanding with the Congress in any state.”
“Mayawati said that the alliance between BSP and Samajwadi Party is based on sincere intentions and mutual respect and in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, it is the first and perfect alliance that will cater to the need for social change and has the potential to defeat the BJP,” added the press statement.
It further claims that “many parties are eager to join hands with the BSP”, but the BSP Chief would do nothing, which not be in the benefit of the party just for narrow electoral gains.
As the SP and BSP have buried their rivalry and formed an alliance to take on BJP in Uttar Pradesh in April-May General Election, BSP always kept Congress out. She claims it because it had been seen during past tie-ups that Congress had failed to transfer its votes to BSP.
In January, Mayawati announces the alliance with SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav by her side said that “We see no benefit from tying up with the Congress.”
Mr. Yadav had tied up with Congress for 2017 Uttar Pradesh Elections- with unexpected results- remained silent on Congress.
The leaders also announced that their parties would fight for each 38-seats, leaving only 2-seats for Congress. Those are the Gandhi Families strongholds of Raebareli and Amethi, the only 2-seats the Congress could somehow manage in 2014 Lok Sabha Election.
In the recent comments, Mr. Yadav has mentioned that the Congress is already a part of the gathbandhan in UP, and it had been offered 2-seats of Gandhi family in Raebareli and Amethi.
Since failed talks on an alliance before the Assembly Elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh in December, Mayawati has been upset with Congress.
Denied the seats Mayawati desired, BSP leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has opted out of her talks with Congress, labeled the party along with “Naagnath and Saapnath (snakes)”.