Bahujan Samajwadi Party to contest upcoming bypolls alone: Mayawati
New Delhi : After facing a flak in the recently concluded Lok Sabha Election 2019, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said that her party will contest alone in the upcoming bypolls.
Addressing a press meet on Tuesday, Mayawati threw weight behind her party set on contesting the bypoll election alone. She said, “It’s not a permanent break. If we feel in future that SP Chief succeeds in his political work, we’ll again work together. But if he doesn’t succeed, it’ll be good for us to work separately. So we’ve decided to fight the by-elections alone.”
Mayawati had convened a meeting of party leaders on Monday, where she announced that the BSP would contest the by-elections to 11 Assembly elections in the state on its own.
She reasoned her decision to contest the by-poll election alone to lack of transfer of votes in the General election. “In the results of Lok Sabha elections in UP, base vote of Samajwadi Party, the ‘Yadav’ community, didn’t support the party. Even strong contenders of SP were defeated…”
BSP Chief Mayawati on SP-BSP coalition: However, we can't ignore political compulsions. In the results of Lok Sabha elections in UP, base vote of Samajwadi Party, the 'Yadav' community, didn't support the party. Even strong contenders of SP were defeated https://t.co/jt00Ca8scE— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 4, 2019
Talking about her alliance with Samajwadi Party in Lok Sabha Party she said, “Our relation isn’t only for politics, it’ll continue forever.”