Thursday, April 9, 2020
Home News Reports Congress misleading people by leaving 7 seats for SP-BSP-RLD alliance in UP, it can...

Congress misleading people by leaving 7 seats for SP-BSP-RLD alliance in UP, it can field candidates in all 80-seats: Mayawati

Congress is free to field its candidates in all 80 seats and it should not mislead people with leaving 7 seats for the SP-BSP alliance

Also Read

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

After failing to tie-up with the SP-BSP alliance, Rahul Gandhi led Congress party seems to have faced another embarrassment ahead of the Lok Sabha election as BSP supremo has rejected Congress party’s offer of not fielding candidates at seven Lol Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

On Monday, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati slammed the Congress party and clearly stated that her party is having no alliance with Congress for the upcoming Lok Sabha election, a day after the Congress had left seven seats for the leaders of the SP, BSP and RLD, who are part of Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh. The party had said that they will not field Congress candidates against Mulayam Singh, Dimple Yadav and Akshay Yadav of SP, Chaudhury Ajit Singh and Jayant Chaudhary of Rashtriya Lok Dal, BSP Supremo Mayawati, while the seventh name was not announced, which was speculated to be Akhilesh Yadav.

In a tweet in Hindi, Mayawati said, “BSP once again clears that it has no understanding or an alliance with Congress in any part of the country including Uttar Pradesh. Our people should not get misled by the words of Congress.”

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

“Congress is free to field its candidates in all 80 seats which means the alliance is able to defeat BJP on its own. Congress should not mislead people,” said Mayawati.

Meanwhile, the SP-BSP alliance has stood by their decision to not field any candidate in Amethi and Rae Bareli seats. While Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is the sitting MP from Amethi, Rae Bareli is held by United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

The Samajwadi Party led by Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and Ajit Singh led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) had joined together to take on the NDA, which had secured 73 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The SP-BSP-RLD ‘Mahagathbandhan’ has agreed on a seat share formula with SP contesting on 37 seats while BSP is set to contest from 38 seats. RLD will be contesting from three seats – Baghpat, Muzzafarnagar and Mathura.


- Support OpIndia -
Support OpIndia by making a monetary contribution

Trending now

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Latest News

Locals in Kashmir defy coronavirus lockdown to attend funeral of slain Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist, FIR registered

The police said that the legal heirs of the slain terrorist had given in writing that they will adhere to social distancing when the body was handed over to them after completing medico-legal formalities.

Tablighis were comfortable to perform toilet functions in public view – book by Malaysian author reveals

Excerpts of the book reveal living and hygiene habits of the Tablighi Jamaatis while in the markaz.

US President Trump thanks India, Indians and PM Modi for allowing the export of hydroxychloroquine, says the help will not be forgotten

The easing of exports of Hydroxychloroquine to the United States comes after US President Donald Trump on Saturday had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to supply hydroxychloroquine tablets that can be used to treat the Chinese coronavirus patients.

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

Jammu and Kashmir: Jaish-e-Mohammad commander killed in encounter with CRPF

Sajad Nawab Dar, a Commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad, killed in encounter with CRPF in Sopore in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir

Radio Mirchi RJ Sayema defends malevolent Tablighi Jamaat members; claims all TV news about them fake

RJ Sayema brazenly defends the malafide actions of Tablighi Jamaat members claiming that incriminating news about them on TV is all fake

Recently Popular

After PM CARES collects Rs 6,500 crores in just a week, Sonia Gandhi wants it transferred to PMNRF: Here is the real reason

Sonia Gandhi, the current President of the Congress party has asked the Prime Minister to transfer all the funds received under PM CARES, that was set up to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, to the Prime Ministers National Relief Fund (PMNRF)

Did you know that the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund had the President of Congress party in its managing committee

After PM Modi launched PM CARES Fund, a lot has been discussed about similarities and differences between PM CARES Fund and PMNRF

Indian Army to take over Narela quarantine facility after Tablighi Jamaat attendees defecate in the corridor

Earlier today, two Tablighi Jamaat returnees created a ruckus and defecated in the corridor of the Narela quarantine facility

Islamists attack Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal after he asks them to stay at home on Shab-e-Baraat

AAP Supremo took to social media to request Muslims to stay at home for Shab-e-Baraat, which is being celebrated on the intervening night of 8th and 9th April.

Bihar: Elderly woman killed by neighbours after fight over switching off lights on 5 April, Sulaiman, Khalil and others absconding

The families had fought when Surendra Mandal, the deceased woman's son had asked his neighbours to switch off the lights for PM Modi's 9baje9minutes call.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Each morning, get an email to keep updated with all the news, opinions and analysis published by OpIndia.

Connect with us