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BSP Supremo Mayawati announces to contest all ‘future elections’ on its own

Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati on Monday announced that her party will contest all elections alone in the future.

In a series of tweets, Mayawati said, ‘The All India meeting of the BSP lasted for two-and-a-half hours in Lucknow yesterday. This was followed by a late night round of State-wise meetings, which did not have the media. Yet the things that have flashed in the media about the BSP chief are not entirely correct despite a press note was also issued’.

She added that it is open to all that we have sorted all differences with Samajwadi Party be it’s anti-Dalit decisions during their government, anti-reservation works, and deteriorating law and order and passing all the old grievances of the SP, we have forged an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the public interest.

‘But the behavior of the SP after the Lok Sabha general elections compels the BSP to think whether it will be possible to defeat the BJP further. That is not possible. So, in the interest of the party and the movement, the BSP will now fight all the major elections on its own’, Mayawati said in another tweet.

READ: BSP reshuffles party organization; Mayawati picks brother Anand Kumar, nephew Akash for key positions

Earlier, BSP snapped ties with Samajwadi Party on June 4 saying that her party will contest the by-polls on its own in Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati reportedly said that the party believes that the coalition with Samajwadi Party did not work for it in the recently held polls.

In the meeting that held on Sunday, BSP also made many organizational changes and picked Mayawati’s brother and her nephew for key positions in the organization. In the organizational reshuffling, BSP appointed Mayawati’s brother Anand Kumar as the party’s national vice president and her nephew Akash Anand has been picked for the post of national coordinator.

While BSP Amroha MP Danish Kunwar Ali has been appointed as the Party Leader of the Lok Sabha and its Nagina MP Girish Chandra has been appointed the chief whip of the party in the Lok Sabha.

In Uttar Pradesh, BJP bagged 62 seats and with its ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) it took its tally to 64 seats out of the 80 Lok Sabha Seat. While Mahagathbandhan bagged 15 seats – BSP 10 and SP 5 – while Congress only managed to retain its bastion Rae Bareli.

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