BSP will have no truck with Congress in LS polls: Mayawati

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday cleared all the speculations on the party’s tie-up with Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha polls stating that the party will have no truck with Congress.

“BSP will not enter into any alliance with Congress anywhere in the country,” said Mayawati.

Once arch-rivals Samajwadi Party (SP) and BSP announced their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in January this year, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the Congress out of the alliance.

Hitting out Congress, Mayawati said, “The SP-BSP alliance is perfect for defeating the BJP, especially in Uttar Pradesh.”

Earlier, the party had mentioned the reason why the Congress was not included in the alliance. Mayawati had said that during the Congress rule over the years, poverty, unemployment and corruption grew and there had been scams in various defence deals.

She also said that in case of a tie-up with the Congress in the past, the party did not benefit.

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