• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    BSP, SP to contest on 38 seats, Amethi and Rae Bareli for Congress: Mayawati

    |

    Lucknow, Jan 12:  Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said BSP will fight on 38 seats and Samajwadi Party (SP) on 38, while two seats have been reserved. Amethi and Rae Bareli are for Congress.

    In a joint press conference which is underway in Lucknow, Mayawati said, "BSP-SP have decided to contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections together and this will lead to a new political revolution in the country."

    BSP Chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav address a joint press briefing in Lucknow. Courtesy: ANI news

    Mayawati begins the press conference, saying: "In 1993, the then BSP chief Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav contested together and won the UP polls. The BSP is determined to follow in the footsteps of Dr BR Ambedkar and give the same results this time."

    "Be it BJP or Congress, whoever rules, their policies are mostly the same. For example, we are seeing how both indulged in corruption in defence deals. Congress imposed declared an emergency, today there is an undeclared emergency, " said Mayawati.

    Also read: BJP gives a road map to the party leadership of Uttar Pradesh with its own social engineering

    Mayawati said she has buried the 'state guest house episode' occurred during BSP's alliance with SP in 1993. 

    "We had pursued on the mission of late Kanshi Ram. In 1993, we had got in alliance with the Samajwadi Party. Though, it could not last long because of some reasons, including the state guest house episode. But we have buried the past and decided to come together," says Mayawati.

    Also read: Mayawati explains why SP-BSP did not include Congress as alliance

    Akhilesh Yadav addressed media: 

    Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav said, "The alliance was on my mind since the day BJP leaders made obscene comments on Mayawati ji. But instead of punishing them, BJP gave big ministries to those leaders. From today onwards, all the SP workers should know that disrespect of Mayawati ji, will be my disrespect."

    "Even accident victims are asked their caste first. It's total chaos in the country.SP and BSP have come together to get people rid of misrule of BJP," he says, adding that innocent people are being killed in encounters. Interestingly, the former UP CM is reading from a statement, which is quite unusual as he is mostly seen addressing without referring to papers or is often impromptu.

    Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati held the joint- press conference for the first after both the parties gave contours of an electoral alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

    For Daily Alerts

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Done
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more