Alliance with BSP to continue in 2019 even if it costs seats : Akhilesh

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Lucknow, June 11: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party will continue the alliance with BSP , even if it means giving up few seats, to ensure BJP’s defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Willing to play second fiddle to BSP ,Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, “Our alliance with BSP will continue, in 2019 even if we have to give up a few seats we will do it. We have to ensure the BJP is defeated.”

Akhilesh Yadav announced his party’s strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at a public meeting on Sunday in Mainpuri.

“We have an alliance with the BSP and it will continue. If we have to sacrifice 2-4 seats to ensure BJP’s defeat, we will not back out,” he said.

Prepoll grand alliance of Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party (SP) and Mayawati’s BSP won the recent by polls in Uttar Pradesh including two BJP strongholds -Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhpur and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya’s Phulpur and an opposition-backed candidate bagged the Kairana parliamentary seat as well, thus giving a third setback in a row for the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

Announcing that toll tax on Agra-Lucknow expressway will be “removed” for farmers if SP wins in the state, Akhilesh said “BJP lost the last four bypolls in UP to a united opposition. They lost the crucial Kairana LS and Noorpur assembly bypolls recently.”


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