Mayawati, Akhilesh can announce alliance for Lok Sabha election 2019
Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati have called a joint press conference in Lucknow on Saturday where they are expected to formally declare alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
National secretary, SP, Rajendra Chaudhary as well as BSP’s, Satish Chandra Mishra issued a statement today about the joint press conference.
The two parties first talked about the alliance in March last year and then used it in three Lok Sabha by-elections and one state assembly by-election. The BJP lost all those seats to the alliance. The SP-BSP alliance can be a tremendous protest against the BJP which won 71 Lok Sabha seats in UP in 2014.
Akhilesh is also likely to call Mayawati on Friday.
The two leaders recently discussed the modalities of seat sharing for the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in the meeting held in Delhi.
Akhilesh and Mayawati have so far ruled out Congress as a partner of the alliance because the grand old party is contesting over a dozen seats, which SP and BSP are not ready to accept.