Added on : 2019-06-04 12:30:08
After The brutal rout in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati announced that the BSP-SP mahagathbandhan will not be contesting the upcoming by-elections as an alliance.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, "Looking at how the situation in the state is right now, it will be better for us to contest the upcoming by-elections on our own."
Mayawati said, "In the results of Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, the base vote of Samajwadi Party, the Yadav community, didn't support the party. Even strong contenders of SP were defeated. Even Dimple Yadav couldn't win the Kannauj seat."
The BSP chief further said that when Samajwadi Party couldn't even secure its own vote base, how could it help her party.
Later, Akhilesh Yadav said that Samajwadi Party will contest the upcoming elections on its own.
However, Mayawati added that ties between Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party will never come to an end and she will always share a warm relation with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.
Mayawati added, "Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav have given me a lot of respect. I also forgot all our differences in the interest of the nation and gave them respect. Our relation isn't only for politics, it will continue forever."
She then added that despite their good relations, she will not be able to ignore the Lok Sabha election results in Uttar Pradesh.
"This has forced us to rethink a lot of our decisions," Mayawati said.
"It is not a permanent break. If we feel in future that the SP chief succeeds in his political work, we will again work together. But if he doesn't succeed, it will be good for us to work separately. So we've decided to fight the by-elections alone," said Mayawati.