BSP breaks alliance with SP, to contest all elections alone


Bahujan Samaj Party has ended its alliance with Samajwadi Party after a humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha elections.“The behaviour of the Samajwadi Party after the Lok Sabha elections forced the BSP to think if it would be possible to defeat the BJP by continuing the alliance further. Our party came to a conclusion that it not possible. So, in the interest of the party and the movement, the BSP will now fight all the major elections on its own,” tweeted BSP supremo Mayawati.

On Sunday, Mayawati held a high-level party meeting, and soon after that, she targeted SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, accusing him of “working hand in glove with the Bharatiya Janata Party” to frame her in the Rs. 17 crore Taj corridor case in the early 2000s.

“Besides BJP, Mulayam also played a role in trying to frame me in the Taj corridor case,” the BSP supremo reportedly alleged while speaking about the corruption charges levelled against her in connection with a project for upgradation of tourist facilities near the Taj Mahal in Agra, UP.

Mayawati also accused Akhilesh of not visiting her nor calling her after Lok Sabha elections, “After we lost the elections, I received no call from Akhilesh. BSP general secretary Satish Mishra asked him to speak to me, but he just wouldn’t listen. But because I am senior to him, I called him up instead and expressed sadness over his family members losing.”-Inputs from