Citing the example of JD(U)-RJD tie-up for the upcoming Bihar by-polls, SP leader Abu Azmi on Monday called for an alliance of “secular thinkers” for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, for which his party has sent a proposal to the Congress.
“(JD(U) leader) Nitish Kumar and (RJD chief) Lalu Prasad were at loggerheads for 20 years. But they are wise enough to come together to jointly stop communal forces from gaining power in Bihar. The Congress and NCP should take a similar stand and invite all secular thinkers to come together and stop communal forces in Maharashtra,” Azmi said.
An alliance proposal has been sent to the state Congress leadership and the final outcome could be expected “very soon,” said Azmi, the SP’s Maharashtra unit chief.
“We have given a proposal to the Congress and NCP to join hands and fight elections unitedly. A final decision might be taken very soon as the polls are just a couple of months away,” he said.
A “grand alliance” will ensure that secular votes do not get divided in the state Assembly polls, he said.
- Here’s Why Delhi-NCR Gets Pollution Code On Lines Of Beijing
- PM Modi Is More Interested In TRP Politics Rahul Gandhi At Congress Parliamentary Meet
- Bigg Boss 10 December 1 Review: Priyanka Jagga Succeeds In Her Divide And Rule Strategy
- Kahaani 2 Audience Reaction: Vidya Balan Starrer Thriller Gets Mixed Reviews
- Find Out What PM Modi Said About Demonetisation On LinkedIn
- Row Over West Bengal ”Military Coup” Issue Escalates: Who Said What
- Here’s How Mohammad Kaif Replied To Virender Sehwag’s Birthday Wish On Twitter
- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s Flight Reportedly Had Low Fuel: Here’s What Happened
- Reliance Jio Welcome Offer Extended Till March 31, JioMoney Launched
- Uri Attackers Came From Pakistan, Establishes Digital Data
- Bigg Boss 10 Nov 30 Episode Review: Captaincy Brings Differences In Manoj Punjabi & Manveer Gurjar
- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Official Twitter Handle Hacked
- After Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter Handle, Congress Official Twitter Account Hacked
- 3 Dead As Army Helicopter Crashes In Sukna In West Bengal
- BJP, Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Nagrota Attack: Find Out More
“Our ideology and the ideology of Congress is different. But we need to remember that our votebank is the same. A new front has to be made here that will ensure that secular votes do not get divided in the upcoming elections,” Azmi said.
Whenever it seemed that communal parties would get a stronghold at the Centre, and the Congress was falling apart, the SP always backed it (Congress). It is a similar case in Maharashtra. The SP cannot let communal forces take hold of the state government, hence an alliance has to be forged at the earliest, he said.