India, Politics

Alliance with SP will not help Cong in UP: Mayawati

Reacting to the speculated SP-Congress alliance, BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday said Congress’ attempted tie-up with ruling Samajwadi Party showed its political bankruptcy and will be inimical to party which is running on oxygen support in Uttar Pradesh.

She alleged that Congress was kowtowing to Samajwadi Party by accepting tainted Akhilesh Yadav as the chief ministerial candidate and claimed several Congress leaders have come to BSP after talks for an alliance between the two parties for the upcoming Assembly polls.

“I will like to tell the Congress that if they consider themselves as secular, they should not go along with SP. Keeping their future in mind, they should either go it alone or with smaller secular parties in the Assembly polls,” Mayawati said.

She alleged that Samajwadi Party has been shielding criminals and communal forces and has a clear understanding with the BJP.

She also claimed that the infighting in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s clan was a mere “drama” enacted by the SP patriarch in which his brother Shivpal Yadav was made a scapegoat to divert the attention of people from the failures of his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

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