The SP and the BSP have agreed to form a pre- poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. It seems that local party leaders like Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati could be able to loosen the BJP’s grip on UP. The state sends a large number of MPs to Parliament. As such, it is heartening that regional leaders have put aside their own differences to come together to defeat the BJP. It is high time for all Opposition parties to realise that compromises are needed.
Mahmood H. Qasmi