Both BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav are seems to be determined to teach a lesson to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for failing to accommodate their parties in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, forcing them to go on their own. In a fitting reply, they have decided to ignore Congress presence in Uttar Pradesh, the crucial state for 2019 polls and go ahead with seat sharing among themselves.
the parties have already chalked out an alliance for the coming Lok Sabha elections. They said that the Congress would not be a part of the ‘gathbandhan’. Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) would also be a part of the alliance, who will get three seats.
Most likely, these two parties will announce number of seats both BSP and SP to contest in Uttar Pradesh next month on the birth day of Mayawati on January 15. From then onwards, they will go on campaigning jointly in the state. Among 80 seats in UP, both are likely to share each 40 seats and confident of each winning about 30 seats, so that they are confident they can play decisive role in forming next government at the centre.
Both Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav were absent at the recent opposition conclave in New Delhi, on December 10. They were also not present at the swearing ceremony of Congress chief ministers in three states, though they were supporting Congress governments in two states.