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Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Mulayam Singh, Mayawati share stage after 24 years; praise each other in UP’s Mainpuri

Ending 24 years old rivalry mounted after ‘guest House incident’, Samajwadi Party Founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati on Friday shared a stage at an election rally in Mainpuri. Both Leaders addressing a joint rally called under Mahagathbandh praised each other.

Speaking in the rally at UP’s Mainpuri, Mulayam Singh Yadav welcomed her and thanked her for the support. Yadav further said, ‘Always respect Mayawati Ji, She has always supported us whenever we need her support. I am really thankful that she has come here to support me.

Samajwadi Party who has forged an alliance with BSP in UP has named its patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav from the seat.

Speaking in the joint rally, BSP Chief Mamata Banerjee praised SP Patriarch by calling him a ‘real leader’ and Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him ‘Farzi’

She also defended her party’s decision to go on with an alliance with Samajwadi Party. She said, ‘You all and media persons must be curious to know why I have joined hands with SP and come here for Mulayam Singhji despite the State Guest House case. Sometimes there are things that are done in ‘Public Interest’.

Further lauding SP Patriarch, Mayawati said, ‘There is no doubt that Mulayam Singh has taken members of all sections of society along with him under the SP banner he is the real leader, especially of backwards who still consider him as leader…he is not a ‘Farzi’ backward (leader) like Narendra Modi,” the BSP supremo said while launching attack on PM Modi.

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It should be noted that SP Founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP Supremo Mayawati had in 1995 fell out after their ruling coalition in UP crashed. Both had joined hands in 1993 with other small allies to keep BJP out of power.

Akhilesh Yadav was also present in the rally who appealed to give Neta ji biggest victory in the coming polls.

Samajwadi Party in a run-up to the national elections has forged an alliance with BSP-RLD  Under the poll pact, BSP has kept a lion share of 38 seats while three seats been offered to Ajit Singh’s RLD. Samajwadi Party is contesting on 37 Seats of the state.

BSP-SP combine in the state is taking on BJP and Congress. BJP has taken Apna Dal(S), Nishad Party into its fold while Congress has also managed to ink poll tie-up with Mahan Dal, Apna Dal faction, Jan Adhikar Rally, others.

80 seats of the state will go to polls in all seven phases starting from April 11 till May 19. While Azamgarh parliamentary seat will go to polls on May 12.

The 16 Lok Sabha Seats of including Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Kairana, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Bijnor, Aligarh, Mathura, Buldansharhr, among others have already voted on in first two phases of Voting. Phase-III of Voting is slated for April 23.

Counting of votes will take place on May 23, four days after the final round of Polling.

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