BSP supremo Mayawati and SP President Akhilesh Yadav announced in the joint press conference held on Saturday that both the parties will contest the Lok Sabha elections together. Mayawati termed the BSP-SP combine as “the beginning of a new political revolution” and said that this alliance would leave the ‘Guru-Chela’ (Narendra Modi and Amit Shah) sleeping. He said, “In the new year, this is the beginning of a kind of new political revolution. This coalition has created great hopes of society. This is not just a match of the two parties but it is a combination of Sarasamaj (Dalit, backward, Muslim, tribal, poor, farmers and youth). It can become a big movement of social change. ‘ Asked how long this alliance will last, Mayawati said that the coalition is ‘permanent’. This will not only happen till the Lok Sabha elections, but will also be held in the forthcoming assembly elections in UP and after that. Mayawati announced to contest BSP and SP 38-38 seats but the party of former union minister Ajit Singh did not even take the name of the National Lok Dal. They just said that two seats were left for the other parties.
8 big things
1. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) will field candidates in 38-38 out of the total 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. These two parties have left two seats in the state for smaller parties, while two seats of Amethi and Rae Bareli have decided to leave for the Congress party.
2. At the same time, Ajit Singh’s party RLD has demanded 5 seats from SP-BSP alliance, the five seats RLD has demanded are Hathras, Carana, Baghpat, Muzaffarnagar and Karaana. However, the seats have not yet been fully agreed upon.
3. According to sources, the news is that RLD is ready to give seats to Akhilesh Yadav ‘s quota, but BSP Supremo Mayawati does not want to compromise on her party’s seats.
4. After being sidelined from the SP-BSP alliance, the Congress has announced to contest the elections in all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh. Congress General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad said in a press conference in Lucknow that he did not break the alliance with the SP and the BSP but if they are not taken in the coalition, then they can not be coerced into it.
5. Here, Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle and founder of progressive Samajwadi Party (Lohia) Shivpal Singh Yadav says that they are ready to combine with the Congress. Shivpal said that if Congress approaches us, then I am absolutely ready. However, there is no talk yet.
6. Here, Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle and founder of progressive Samajwadi Party (Lohia) Shivpal Singh Yadav says that they are ready to combine with the Congress. Shivpal said that if Congress approaches us, then I am absolutely ready although there is no discussion yet.
7. Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday claimed that the SP-BSP combine did not have any effect on the state politics, it is good that both the parties have become one. Now BJP will help them in ‘settling’ with the law.
8. In a meeting of BJP National Council on Saturday, a political resolution was passed in which the opposition coalition was termed opportunistic.