Strongly asserting their party’s decision to allay with Bahujan Samaj Party, leaving Congress aside in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party leadership today termed Congress party is an `insignificant force’ in the state.
SP National Vice President Kiranmoy Nanda said that together with the BSP, their party is strong enough to defeat the BJP in the s tate in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. As Congress is an insignificant force, he said they are not even thinking of including or excluding it.
Stating that Congress might be there in one or two seats, he said that it is for the Congress to decide what position it wishes to see itself. However, he hinted that the SP-BSP alliance might just leave aside the Rae Bareli and Amethi constituencies, represented in the Lok Sabha by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, respectively.
He also recalled their past experiences that in cases where the Congress had fielded candidates against the SP-BSP alliance, they did not face any problem in defeating the BJP.
Interestingly, Nanda’s comments came a day after it was reported that both SP and BSP top leadership have agreed to an alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.