BSP chief Mayawati today given a rude shock to Congress president Rahul Gandhiby forming an alliance with former chief minister Ajit Jogi’s party for the forthcoming Chattisgarh assembly elections, forcing triangular contest for the first time in the history of this tribal state. Incidentaly, Jogi’s party Janta Congress is the splitter group of Congress.
Already Mayawati is creating hurdles for Congress in the largest state Uttar Pradesh for according formal approval for Congress in seat sharing. While setting stage ready for seat sharing with Samajwadi Party, she is stating that the SP should leave seats for Congress and RLD from its share.
She seems to angry with Rahul Gandhi for not taking initiative to direct Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan to finalise seats sharing with her. She made it clear that she will goes for allinace with any party, only if her party is given a respectable number of seats.
In Chhattisgarh, she said that as per the arrangement her party will contest in 35 seats, while Jogi’s party will contest in 55 seats and Ajit Jogi will be their chief ministerial candidate.
The BSP’s talks with the Congress had fallen through in Chhattisgarh reportedly because the Congress was unwilling to concede more than seven to nine seats.