Updated: June 28, 2021 2:30:52 am
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Sunday said the party will fight the elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on its own, junking reports of a tie-up with the AIMIM.
Mayawati put out a series of tweets in Hindi to strongly deny any association with the Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.
The former Chief Minister termed the report aired on a TV news channel as “baseless”. She tweeted: “Yesterday, a TV news channel aired that the BSP will contest the upcoming (Assembly) elections in alliance with Owaisi’s party, AIMIM. This news report is completely false and has no basis. There is not an iota of truth to this report and the BSP would like to rebut it.”
“It has already been clarified that except for Punjab, the party will not ally with any other party and will go it alone in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections,” she said in another tweet.
The BSP has recently joined hands with the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab.
Mayawati Sunday also named national general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Satish Chandra Mishra as the national coordinator for its media cell.
She also appealed to the media to consult Misra before publishing any news on the party. “Keeping in mind the false and made-up news reports in the media, BSP national general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Satish Chandra Mishra is being made the national coordinator for BSP’s media cell,” she tweeted.
Mayawati, 65, is a four-time former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Her party had tied up with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party(SP) and RLD in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. BSP had won 10 seats while SP had bagged five out of 80 Lok Sabha seats.