Cong, BSP may join hands in Haryana Assembly polls

There are speculations over a pre-poll alliance between Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Haryana as the elections are slated for the state in October.

These speculations came after a closed-door meeting that took place between Congress’ two-time former chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and BSP supremo Mayawati in New Delhi, last evening.

The meeting reportedly lasted for half an hour. Newly-appointed state Congress President, Kumari Selja was also present at the meeting.

The elections will be contested for 90 seats in the BJP ruled state.

Last week, Mayawati had withdrawn her party’s pre-poll alliance with Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) led by Dushyant Chautala.

JJP is Indian National Lok Dal’s (INLD) breakaway faction.JJP had offered BSP 40 seats which it refused.

Mayawati, on her refusal of seats and decision to end the alliance, had said the proposed seat-sharing formula was ‘inappropriate’.

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