They agreed to bury their differences and to re-unite the family ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections in which the SP plans to contest as part of a “broader alliance” at the national level.
Without naming anyone, the chief minister said that there were people who have become “circus ke sher (circus lions)” and survived on “jhudhan (leftovers)” instead of catching their own prey.
While BSP chief Mayawati has not made any remarks on the SC ruling, SP president Akhilesh Yadav issued a statement.
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Swami Prasad Maurya’s son-in-law Naval Kishore joined Samajwadi Party in the presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Ajam Khan, reported ANI.
Assembly election data, analysed for a hypothetical situation in which the SP and BSP come together for the Lok Sabha election, suggest the BJP’s tally could fall to less than a third of its spectacular 2014 number.
“I believe that Lord Ram was angry with you (BJP) the day you (BJP) rolled out the red carpet for the SP leader, who has criticised Lord Ram,” Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said.
UP bye-election results 2018: The Samajwadi Party, with the backing of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), seems to be putting up a spectacular show in the high-stakes Gorkahpur and Phulpur bypolls.
BJP, which has enough numbers to elect only eight candidates to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, fielded its ninth candidate – Anil Agarwal, making the task difficult for BSP candidate Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who was hoping to go to Rajya Sabha with the support of SP and Congress MLAs.
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Monday joined the Bhartiya Janata Party after being denied the Rajya Sabha.
“We would have been better placed and snatched both the seats from the incumbent BJP had we come together and fielded joint-opposition candidates. But it has not happened because of Akhilesh Yadav,” Congress leader Raj Babbar said.
The understanding between the Samajwadi Party and the BSP for two Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh has not only isolated the Congress but also delivered a blow to its hopes of leading a larger alliance against the BJP in the future.
Though Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati yesterday ruled out an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP), she said her party’s workers would work for a candidate that could defeat the BJP.
In another surprise turn of events, the Bahujan Samaj Party, after hectic zonal and district levels meetings this week, announced it will partner the SP in order to defeat the BJP, which is the need of the hour.
“I want to clarify that BSP has not allied with any political party. All rumors about BSP & SP alliance in UP for 2019 Lok Sabha elctions are false and baseless,” said Mayawati.