Irked by Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘behaviour,’ Mayawati ends alliance with Samajwadi Party


BSP chief Mayawati has decided to walk away from the alliance with the Samajwadi Party stating that it will fight future elections alone.

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Taking to Twitter, Mayawati wrote, “The behaviour of the Samajwadi Party in the wake of this year’s Lok Sabha polls forces the BSP to wonder if the alliance can defeat the BJP in future. This is not possible. So, in the interest of the movement and the party, the BSP will contest all future small and big elections on its own.”

In the just concluded elections, the BSP and the SP had fought as alliance partners, but the two old rivals coming together could not stop the BJP from winning a whopping 64 seats out of 80 parliamentary seats in the seat. The BSP had won seven while its alliance partner the SP bagged five.

Mayawati’s announcement to end her party’s alliance with the SP comes hours after she chaired her party’s meeting on Sunday. She denied media reports that had quoted her as saying that she called Akhilesh on the counting day but the latter refused to take her calls.

Mayawati had called for a meeting of office-bearers of her party to discuss future strategies on how to fight the by-polls scheduled for 11 assembly seats in the state. Her party has historically not contested the by-elections, but this time it will do away with past practices.

Mayawati said that she had forgotten all past acrimony to strike an electoral deal with the SP, but the SP chief’s ‘behaviour’ has forced her to end the alliance.


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