SP -BSP Announce Their Alliance For The Lok Sabha Polls | Akhilesh-Mayawati Press Meet

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Published on 12 Jan 2019, 8:54
The two rival parties -- Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (SP) announced an alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. The two parties have decided 50-50 seat-sharing deal in Uttar Pradesh. Out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, SP and BSP will contest on 38 seats each and have left two seats for the smaller parties. The parties, however, will not contest in Amethi and Raebareli represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi respectively.

Announcing the gathbandhan in Lucknow, BSP chief Mayawati said the country needs the SP-BSP alliance today to fight against a communal party like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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