Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati have kicked in talks to form an alliance for the Lok Sabha Elections. According to the reports, on Friday the two former UP CMs met and discussed over the grand alliance.
According to the reports the two parties have agreed to contest on 37 seats each in UP, which sends 80 representatives to Lok Sabha. While the rest 6 seats could be left to Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal.
The alliance could give 2 seats to the Congress, Amethi & Rae Bareli, their bastions.
On the other hand, TRS head K Chandrashekar Rao approached Akhilesh Yadav to form a non-Congress, non-BJP alliance.
The alliance could be huge blow to Bhartiya Janata Party which thumped the last Lok Sabha Elections here, grabbing 71 seats out of 80. Whereas in the state Legislative Assembly BJP has 310 seats out of a total of 404.
After the Assembly Elections result of 5 states in December, Samajwadi Party allied with the Congress in the of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to help in forming governments.
Following the results BSP Chief Mayawati had said that people voted for the Congress against their wishes as they saw it as the prime challenger to the BJP in the three states.
Mayawati told the media that this was unfortunate as the poor, Dalits, marginalized and religious minorities had suffered during the past governments of the Congress.
Earlier, BSP had given an ultimatum to the ruling Congress governments in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh for withdrawing filed cases during the April 2018 Bharat Bandh over dilution of the SC/ST Act. BSP had further said they would “reconsider” the decision to give outside support to the government in states.