Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party rejects alliance with Rahul Gandhi’s Congress for the upcoming state polls
Chennai, October 4: Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati announced on Wednesday that her party will not forge an alliance with the Congress in M.P and Rajasthan for the upcoming assembly elections.
The party has decided to contest the elections either on its own or with a regional party, as with the recent Karnataka and Chhattisgarh elections, dealing a blow to the Congress’s efforts to stitch a united front against the ruling BJP ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Blaming the Congress for what she called its “arrogance” and “stubborn attitude”, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister alleged that the Congress had not mended itself and betrayed her party like the BJP previously had.
“They are getting arrogant and are under the misconception that they can defeat the BJP on their own, but the ground reality is that people haven’t forgiven them for their mistakes and corruption,” she said.
The Congress was keen to ally with the BSP in the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan to prevent division in the anti-incumbency votes against BJP. https://t.co/SB5nf6bci0 (By: @ranashu and @DrRakeshGoswami)
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However, she did admit that the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi had honest intentions. She, however, claimed some Congress leaders like Digvijay Singh sabotaged the relation by giving statements that she has been under a lot of pressure which is why she does not want to form an alliance with the Congress.
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However, Congress General Secretary is of the opinion that the relationship between the three is one of trust and if Mayawati holds absolute trust in Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi then other creases can be ironed out.