Lucknow, Sep 13 (UNI) Stung by the formidable combination of Dalits-Brahamin in the recent assembly polls engineered by the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) today announced its alliance with Sanatan Samaj Party ''aimed at breaking the illusion of the Brahmins that the ruling party was with them.'' ''We would work with Sanatan Samaj Party to works towards 'bhram bhanjan' breaking of an illusion) that the BSP was favouring Brahmins and other upper castes...It only used their votes to come to power. Now it is not helping these communities in any way,'' former Chief Minister and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav told reporters here.
He alleged that the atrocities on Brahmins, Yadavs and Kshatriyas were on the rise during the present rule of Mayawati-led BSP government in UP.
Sanatan Samaj Party national president Kripashanker Mishra said his party's 840 units spread across 10 states would work with the SP from now on. ''The principal aim of the alliance is to free all the brahmins from the BSP's spell...despite giving as much as Rs 50 lakh to get a BSP ticket and winning the assembly elections, several brahmins are being treated as bonded labourers in the BSP,'' he alleged adding that the two parties would initially launch a state-wide and later a nation-wide programme to expose the BSP.
''Hindu is neither a religion nor a caste. The alliance would help the SP take on the BJP and the VHP who had been using the term Hindu to exploit sentiments of the common man,'' Mr Yadav said.
SP general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh had held a series of talks with the Sanatan Samaj Party before cobbling up the alliance.