Mamata Banerjee welcomes BSP-SP tie-up, Tejashwi Yadav says downfall of BJP has started

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday welcomed the SP-BSP announcing an alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “I welcome the alliance of the SP and the BSP for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections,” West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

The Trinamool Congress supremo has been traveling lengths and breaths of the country over the past one year in a bid to forge a pan India opposition front to take on Bhartiya Janta Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections.

Banerjee had earlier suggested that an SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh would wipe out the BJP from the crucial North Indian state, that sends 80 MPs to the lower house of the Parliament.

BSP chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav earlier in the day, while addressing a joint press briefing announced their alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each out of the state’s 80 parliamentary constituencies.

“We (BSP-SP) have decided to contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections together, this will lead to a new political revolution in the country,” Mayawati said in a joint press conference today in Lucknow, in presence of Samajwadi Party president chief Akhilesh Yadav.

READ: ABP-CVoter Survey: BSP-SP alliance could hit BJP’s chances of a return to power in 2019

However, both have left – Amethi and Rae Bareli – the home turf of Congress.

While Rashtriya Janta Dal Leader Tejashwi Yadav reacting on the BSP-SP tie up said, ‘The downfall for the BJP has started from UP and Bihar. [BJP ke haar ki shuruwaat Uttar Pradesh aur Bihar se ho chuki hai.] as quoted by ANI.

Meanwhile, asserting the need for the alliance Congress Leader and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said, “Today there is a need of alliances in the entire country. BJP got only 31% vote in 2014 and claimed it was people’s mandate, this happened due to split in votes”.

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