SP Plan­ning to Go Solo in Lok Sabha Polls

The Day After - - STATES DIARY -

The Sa­ma­jwadi Party is brac­ing it­self to go it alone in the 2019 Lok Sabha elec­tion in Ut­tar Pradesh. The gen­eral mood in the party is against an al­liance with Bahu­jan Sa­maj Party af­ter Mayawati re­fus­ing to ally with Congress in Ch­hat­tis­garh, MP and Ra­jasthan — putting doubt over mi­nori­ties over BSP. The SP brass feels it would help them garner mi­nor­ity sup­port in the 2019 elec­tion.

“The mes­sage is clear, that Mayawati is play­ing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s game to make it easy for the saf­fron party to re­tain power in all three states,” said a se­nior SP leader to the dayafter. The said that a se­nior leader told Akhilesh Ya­dav bluntly that the BSP would never ally with the SP, to which Akhilesh re­port­edly said, “Even that would serve pos­i­tively for the party in 2019 elec­tions as the vot­ers, par­tic­u­larly the mi­nori­ties, would shift to the SP.”

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