Congress’ dream fragmentized as BSP denies possibility of alliance in Madhya Pradesh

Heather Wolf once said, ‘Everyday is a new day to hope, dream and try again’. Congress’ hope to take on BJP and notion to whitewash PM Modi by the ‘united opposition strategy,’ came tumbling down as Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today said that it was not in talks with the Congress for an alliance for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls slated for later this year.

Buoyed by the formation of its alliance government in Karnataka, a Congress leader last month had hinted the party would be inclined to align with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to wrest power from the BJP in Madhya Pradesh. Unfortunately the strategies Congress is trying to braid in its quest to defeat BJP seem to be not working in their favour.

A senior state BSP leader added that the party would, as things stand today, contest all 230 Assembly seats in the state. Talking to PTI, BSP state president Narmada Prasad Ahirwar said, “I was asked by the media that Congress leaders were saying that there are discussions underway with the BSP for an alliance for the next assembly elections. I clarified that we are not in discussions at the state level and, I think neither at the central leadership level.”

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

The state Congress, meanwhile, going back on their words claimed that it never said alliance talks were underway with the BSP. “We never named any party. The Congress only said that we would try to have an alliance with political parties with a similar ideology. We never mentioned the BSP’s name. It will depend on the situation when we enter the election phase,” Madhya Pradesh Congress’ media department’s chief Manak Agarwal said.

The political parties, despite having differences in opinions and contrasting ideologies, in its power crusade, are all set to take bizarre decisions and are ready to stretch to any length to form outlandish alliances for political benefits.

Despite having a difference of opinion on the Delhi government’s standoff with the Lieutenant Governor, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Sunday met TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. According to Trinamool Congress insiders, Patel’s visit indicates the interest of the Congress and the importance of Banerjee in cobbling together a coalition of opposition parties.

The Indian political graph is such that every now and then we see politicians changing their stance, breaking ties and building fresh ones. Last year at the end of July when Nitish Kumar had decided to sever ties with the “Mahagathbandhan” and join the BJP, it was speculated that the opposition or what was left of it, might get more united than before in order to somehow try and defeat the BJP. In order to portray the unity, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav had organized a “Desh Bachao, Bhajpa Bhagao” rally in Patna on 27th August last year which came across as a solemn affair with alleged low attendance which reportedly led Lalu to tweet an allegedly morphed photo showing packed crowds to somehow try and portray the rally as success.

A high octane political drama is yet to unfold as we move towards the 2019 general elections. The United Opposition ‘khicchdi’ has too many Prime Ministerial mouths to feed. It is for the voters to be prudent and decide correctly. Will we vote on rhetoric and a plea of negativity, or will we ask those who seek a vote to clarify, define their ideological positions and vote on that basis?

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Ghaziabad: Stray dog, mother of five puppies, raped and dragged to death by Nafees and Tauseef

Nafees, one of the accused, has reportedly confessed to the crime of raping the animal several times before dragging her through the streets

Loans waived by Congress govt in MP, but here are the ‘conditions apply’ that farmers should see

One of the main poll promises in the run-up to 2018 elections was farmer loan waiver. Rahul Gandhi and all Congress leaders harped on farmer loan waiver.

Rajasthan Police ends up declaring a true incident as ‘fake news’ on Twitter

In a video being widely shared, a person can be heard complaining about 'Aurangzeb Rule' in Rajasthan and the people sharing the video claim it is from Utambar, Rajasthan.

Here is what connects attack on Akshaya Patra, French NGO against Rafale and demonization of Amarnath Yatra

The web of foreign-funded NGOs that demonised the Amarnath Yatra, French NGO that complained against Rafale in France and the demand to remove Akshaya Patra from midday meals contract

After spreading negativity during Diwali, Times Now is in a festive mood during Christmas

Times Now's tweets reflect the general attitude of the Indian elite towards Hindu festivals. While everything negative is associated with Hindu festivals, an aura of celebratory mood is spread on the occasion of Abrahamic festivals.

‘I was a communist, but I fail to understand how talking about Hindus becomes ‘communal’: Hadiya’s father joins BJP

He said that he was a communist since childhood but of late the party is playing dirty vote-bank politics eyeing minority votes.

Activist opposing Akshaya Patra’s mid-day meal contract thinks ‘Brahmins obstruct India’s development’

The Akshaya Patra has come under criticism recently for not including onion and garlic in its mid-day meals for school children.

PM Modi makes a big announcement: 99% items to soon fall under 18% GST slab or lower

"Today, GST system has been established to a large extent and we are working towards a position 99% things would attract the sub- 18% slab", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi

No Rajdeep, there is no reason to thank Imran Khan for the homecoming of Hamid Ansari. Here is why

Rajdeep Sardesai has time and again proved himself to be a master of quackery

Why CM Manohar Parrikar was seen inspecting a bridge in Goa and why critics should lay off

It is unfathomable the Parrikar was being coerced to appear at the site of the bridge. On the other hand, it is most likely that Parrikar coerced his medical team to allow him out in the open.

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,810FansLike
98,289FollowersFollow
6,382SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these