Samajwadi Party Leader Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati are slated to hold a joint press conference tomorrow in Lucknow. Both are expected to announce the formal grand alliance for the 2019 General Elections. Akhilesh Yadav adopts digital path for 2019 general elections, set to host ‘e-chaupal’ in Kannauj
Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav to address a joint press briefing in Lucknow, tomorrow pic.twitter.com/iUPzVTyprp
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Both SP and BSP were in talks for months over the proposed grand alliance to take on the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019.
National General Secretary of Samajwadi Party, Rajendra Chaudhary and BSP’s Satish Mishra Chandra issued a notice informing the Joint Presser.
Reportedly Both – Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati – met last week to finalize the seat-sharing talks. As per the latest reports, SP and BSP have agreed to contest 37 Lok Sabha seats each while the remaining seats will be left for the Rashtriya Lok Dal and other smaller parties. However, The proposed alliance is expected to leave – Raebareli and Amethi – both stronghold of Congress Party.
Reports also suggest despite registering a resounding victory in the Hindi Heartland State, Congress could not make it to the proposed alliance in the state that sends 80 MPs to the lower House of the parliament. Congress drop hints of ‘Ekla Chalo’ policy in UP, after SP-BSP look to corner in coalition
Earlier in the week, both the parties held joint presser over the illegal mining scam in which Former CM Akhilesh Yadav is under CBI Scanner. Both slammed the BJP for misusing CBI. BSP-SP slam BJP for ‘misusing CBI’: Hold Joint Press Conference to back Akhilesh over Mining Scam Issue
It should be noted that BSP in 2014 General Elections was totally wiped out and could not even won a single seat in the state. In State Polls of 2017, BSP was limited to just 19 seats. The General Elections 2019 is seen as a fight for existence for Bahujan Samaj Party.
Another small ally RLD on Wednesday called for 6 seats in the 2019 General Elections. RLD Vice President Jayant Chaudhary met Akhilesh Yadav earlier this week. RLD calls for 6 seats in Uttar Pradesh Grand Alliance