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UP Polls 2022: BSP Will Not Go Into Any Alliance, Says SC Mishra

Earlier, the party had rejected reports that they were entering into an alliance with the AIMIM.

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BSP won 17 seats in the previous state assembly elections in 2017 (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will not ally itself with any party and will fight the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election alone, the party’s General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra said. This comes amid reports that the party may enter into a coalition with Congress, THE All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), or even the ‘Bhagidari Morcha’ led by led by Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar.

“Our party (BSP) will not contest (the 2022 Assembly) elections in alliance with any other party. We have made it clear on many occasions. We will fight the polls alone and form the government in the state,” Mishra said.

Earlier, the party had rejected reports that they were entering into an alliance with the AIMIM.

BSP supremo Mayawati in a series of tweets that had categorically declined the party would go into any alliance.

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“News is being broadcast in a media news channels since yesterday that the AIMIM and BSP will fight the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh together. This news is completely false, misleading, and fact-less. There is not even an iota of truth in this, and BSP vehemently denies it,” she had tweeted in Hindi.

The response from the BSP comes just a day after ex-UP CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav had said that parties like BSP and Congress should decide whose side they are on.

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The comments were made by Yadav during an interview with PTI.

“These parties should decide whether their fight is with the BJP or SP,” Yadav told PTI.

The 48-year-old also said that the doors of his party are open for smaller parties who want to form an alliance and defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Yadav added that he would try to form such an alliance ahead of the assembly polls in 2022.

With inputs from ANI and PTI