Ahead of the upcoming assembly election, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Sunday cleared his stand over forming an alliance with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Madhya Pradesh and criticized the BSP supremo Mayawati over various issues. In an interview to a news channel, Kamal Nath stated that both parties could have collaborated to defeat the BJP, however, BSP did not make a reasonable seat sharing offer.
“Asking for 50 seats and that too the seats where they got 2000-3000 votes (in the previous election) was nothing but giving BJP a walkover”, Kamal Nath stated.
Talking about the Mayawati’s comment on Digvijaya Singh, where she termed Singh a ‘BJP agent’, Kamal Nath said “It’s humorous and Digvijaya Singh has spent his whole life taking on BJP and RSS”.
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief also opined that state alliance equations will not affect Loksabha polls, conciliation will be done on national agendas. Kamal Nath also stated that there is still a possibility of Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance in Madhya Pradesh. Earlier, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav stated that the Congress had made him wait ‘too long’.
As per the sources, Congress –BSP alliance will not directly affect assembly polls, as anti-incumbency is evident in the state and also Congress has played its cards well.