SP Planning to Go Solo in Lok Sabha Polls
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.”