BSP not to ally with anyone in LS polls: Mayawatitext_fields
Lucknow: The Bahujan Samajwadi party (BSP) chief Mayawati asserted that her party would not make an alliance with any party during various assembly polls as well as the Lok Sabha polls next year, PTI reported.
This year multiple states such as Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana, along with the North-East, are going to polls.
On the occasion of her 67th birthday, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister told reporters, "I would like to make it clear that in the assembly elections of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and in the Lok Sabha elections, which will be held next year, the BSP will not forge a coalition with any party, and will contest the polls on its own strength."
She claimed that she had to make the clarification since Congress and some other parties are allegedly creating an impression that BSP will ally with them. It's part of a conspiracy, Mayawati alleged.
She said, "In the electoral alliance made one or two times at the state level in Uttar Pradesh and other states, barring Punjab, their votes (allies) have not been transferred to us, due to which the BSP has incurred a loss."
"Hence, our party has decided to contest the assembly polls and Lok Sabha polls on its own," she asserted.