Lok Sabha polls: Mayawati snubs Congress again

Mayawati
Mayawati (File Photo)

Bahujan Samajwadi chief Mayawati on Monday rejected the gesture of cooperation from the Congress party once again, over the electoral understating  to fight the Lok Sabha polls in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

On Sunday, the Congress had announced that the party was not fielding its candidates in seven seats that are contested by Mayawati, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and other key members of the SP-BSP-RLD combine.

Congress leader and the chief of the state unit Raj Babbar said: “We are leaving seven seats vacant for SP, BSP and RLD. These include Mainpuri, Kannauj, Firozabad and whatever seats Mayawati ji and  RLD’s Jayant ji and Ajit Singh contest from”.

In response Mayawati tweeted: “The Congress is free to put up candidates in all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh, for our alliance is strong enough to defeat the BJP. The Congress should not forcibly create an illusion about any alliance with us”.

Few days ago, Mayawati had made it clear that the SP-BSP combine would not have a poll-pact anywhere in India.

Mayawati’s tweet on Monday:

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