UP politics never fails to give surprises and this time the grand old man of UP Politics, Mulayam Singh Yadav has approved of a possible SP-BSP alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections. Incidentally, the makeshift SP-BSP alliance registered convincing victories in Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls where the candidate of the alliance floored BJP candidate handsomely. Although there have been discussions all over regarding a permanent patch up, both the parties didn’t announce anything of that sort.
Mulayam Singh Yadav puts his seal on SP-BSP alliance:
Self-proclaimed Netaji, who has witnessed so many ups and downs in his political life, Mulayam Singh Yadav remarked in a public rally in Mainpuri, “If the ticket distribution is correct, this alliance cannot be defeated.” Incidentally, the premises of the public really had flags from both SP and BSP.
Incidentally, this isn’t the first time that SP and BSP are probably coming together. More than two decades back, when BJP was at the helm of affairs aftermath Babri demolition, SP and BSP came together where Mulayam Singh Yadav played an integral role. Anyhow, after winning elections in 1993, Mayawati withdrew support in 1995 and SP government couldn’t continue.
On Mayawati Deal, Mulayam Singh’s Pat On The Back For Son Akhilesh:
There is no possible guarantee that there won’t be any incident as such if BSP and SP come together with a common pact. Akhilesh Kumar Yadav has already remarked that the SP-BSP alliance will continue for the Kairana bypoll and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. From a broader perspective, both the parties don’t have too many options right now.
Yogi Adityanath calls SP-BSP alliance a compromise for power:
Although Yogi Adityanath couldn’t maneuver a win in the bypolls, still BJP hopes on a strong foundation and strong show in Lok Sabha Elections scheduled next year. Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether Mayawati responds to Mulayam Singh Yadav’s call for Concord. Whatever be the case, an SP-BSP alliance will not help the Congress and will eat up their traditional vote bank in the cow belt.