BSP to support Congress in Madhya Pradesh


New Delhi, Dec 12: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday said that to keep the BJP out of power we have agreed to support the Congress in Madhya Pradesh.

“Results show that people in states like Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were totally against the BJP and its anti ppl policies”, she told media.

“Our party fought this election to keep the BJP out of power. Sadly, our party did not succeed in this objective and I have been told that the BJP is still trying everything to come to power in Madhya Pradesh,” Mayawati said.

“To stop this, our party, despite its ideological disagreements with the Congress, has decided to support it to form the government in Madhya Pradesh.

“If the Congress needs our support to form the government in Rajasthan, we will do it to keep the BJP out,” she added.

The Congress emerged as the largest party in Madhya Pradesh clinching 114 seats, but missed securing the absolute majority by two seats in the 230 member Assembly.

The ruling BJP settled with 109 in the contest. The BSP  bagged two seats and the Samajwadi Party won one seat in the final tally.

Similarly, in the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly, the Congress secured 99 seats, while its pre-poll ally Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) attained victory on one. The Bharatiya Janata Party was far behind with 73 seats.

The BSP attained six seats in Rajasthan.


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