Lucknow, Jan 12: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party on Saturday announced an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
BSP chief Mayawati and SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav made the announcement at a joint press conference.
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“We(BSP-SP) have decided to contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections together, this will lead to a new political revolution in the country”, Mayawati told media.
“Amethi aur Rae Bareli ki Lok Sabha seats Congress ke saath gathbandhan kiye bina hi party ke liye chhod di hain, taaki BJP ke log Congress party ke adhyaksh ko yahin uljha kar na rakh saken”.
The BSP will fight on 38 seats, While SP on 38 seats.
Two Lok Sabha seats have been left for other parties. Amethi and Rae Bareli for Congress.
The BSP Chief further added, “Be it BJP or Congress, whoever rules, their policies are mostly the same”.
Meanwhile, Akhlish Yadav attacked the Bharatiya Janta Party, saying “To defeat the arrogance of BJP, it was necessary for BSP and SP to come together. BJP can go to any extent to create differences in our workers, we must be united and counter any such tactic”.
On bieng asked if he will support Mayawati for the post of Prime Minister, Yadav said “You know who is my choice. Uttar Pradesh has given Prime Ministers in the past and trend will be repeated again”.