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BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday announced that SP and BSP both will get an equal number of seats in UP Lok Sabha elections.
Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party will fight on 38 seats each.
History got repeated in UP as Mayawati and Akhilesh came together to fight against BJP
Akhilesh Yadav: To defeat the arrogance of BJP, it was necessary for BSP and SP to come together. BJP can go to any extent to create differences in our workers, we must be united and counter any such tactic #SPBSPAlliance pic.twitter.com/dBrMOMmI4i— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2019
In the press conference, BSP chief Mayawati said “In 1993, the then BSP chief Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav contested together and won the UP polls. The BSP is determined to follow in the footsteps of Dr BR Ambedkar and give the same results this time.”
"People were badly hit due to the BJP in the 1990s. Today also the public is angry due to non-fulfilment of promises" Mayawati added during SP-BSP alliance announcement.
She further said that the SP-BSP alliance is a tie-up of poor, workers, traders, youth, women, backwards, Dalits, and religious minorities. She further attacks Congress and says that the grand old party has lost deposit in by-elections.
Mayawati also hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that it's "undeclared emergency in BJP rule". "It was declared an emergency during Congress rule, today it's an undeclared emergency in BJP rule."
She blamed Congress alliance called Mahagathbandhan for Samajwadi party's UP loss, she said, "Our prior experience with Congress has not been good. Our votes get transferred to other parties instead of Congress."
"In such a scenario, Congress gains from us but our own percentage dips. In last 2017 state assembly elections, even Samajwadi Party lost due to their alliance with Congress."
Addressing the press conference SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said that casteism has taken all over and now BJP leaders have not even left Gods.
"Even accident victims are asked their caste first. It's total chaos in the country.SP and BSP have come together to get people rid of misrule of BJP," he says, adding that innocent people are being killed in encounters," he added.
The reaction came from different grounds looked so diverse as some congratulated the alliance while some called it an alliance to save their existence.
Varanasi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) & Samajwadi Party (SP) party workers celebrate after BSP Chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav announce to contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections together. pic.twitter.com/j27dEbd3m9— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 12, 2019
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath on #SPBSPalliance: Today there is a need of alliances in the entire country. BJP got only 31% vote in 2014 and claimed it was people's mandate, this happened due to split in votes. pic.twitter.com/T97kvcZCzp— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2019
Sudhanshu Trivedi,BJP on #SPBSPalliance: Both parties are contesting together just to save their political ground. These parties have blamed each other of murder in the past. Anyway, its their choice.We are confident. Even if all parties come together, we will still win. pic.twitter.com/Bc6blr4mjH— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2019