SP-BSP Announces Seat Sharing Formula For 2019 Lok Sabha Election
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati have decided to alliance in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, keeping Congress firmly out of the gathbandhan. They both together, will lead to a new political revolution in the country.
Addressing a press conference in Lucknow, BSP chief Mayawati said that the alliance was aimed at keeping BJP and company out of the power.
The top leadership of both the parties had met in New Delhi recently to discuss broad parameters of an alliance to take on the BJP unitedly in the Lok Sabha elections.
The joint press conference is the first after the parties gave contours of an electoral alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The two party chiefs had given their “in principle” approval to the alliance, which has virtually shut its doors to the Congress in the state.
Sources told news agency PTI that both the SP and the BSP are planning to contest on 37 seats each out of the 80 on offer in Uttar Pradesh and proposal to quit just two, Rae Bareli and Amethi, the bastions of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for the Congress.
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath reacts on the alliance
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath on #SPBSPalliance: Today there is a need of alliances in the entire country. BJP got only 31% vote in 2014 and claimed it was people's mandate, this happened due to split in votes. pic.twitter.com/T97kvcZCzp
— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2019
‘This press briefing will give sleepless nights to Modi’: Mayawati
hile announcing tie-up with Akhilesh Yadav’s SP, Mayawati said, “This press briefing will give sleepless nights to (PM) Modi and Amit Shah.”
Congress not part of alliance, confirms Mayawati
Mayawati, while announcing tie-up with Samajwadi Party, confirmed that Congress is not part of the alliance.
‘Very dangerous mistake to ignore us’: Congress on proposed SP-BSP alliance
Ignoring the Congress in Uttar Pradesh can be a “very dangerous mistake”, the party asserted Friday, a day before the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party are likely to announce their coalition for Lok Sabha elections in the politically crucial state.
Congress is prepared to contest the Lok Sabha polls on its own strength in UP: Party media coordinator
With the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party set to cement a seat-sharing deal in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress on Friday appeared reconciled to fighting a lone battle in the state.
Any insult to Mayawati is my insult: Akhilesh
“I want to say to BJP that they should know that we (SP-BSP) are in this together. I am grateful to Mayawati for giving me equal status. Any insult to Mayawati is my insult,” said Akhilesh Yadav
BSP, SP will contest on 38 seats each: Mayawati
Mayawati announced that BSP and SP will contest on 38 seats each out of 80 seats.
No real gain from aligning with Cong, says Mayawati
“Congress party rule hasn’t benefitted anyone. There’s no real vote transfer from Congress and hence no real gain from aligning with Congress. We won’t ally with any party which will hurt our political ambitions,” said Mayawati.
Mayawati announces SP-BSP alliance
SP-BSP posters and party flags seen in Lucknow. Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati will jointly address the media later today pic.twitter.com/bfxRUVMJcx
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