Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav hit out at the Congress President Rahul Gandhi for their “big ego” and said that the Congress party was kept out of the alliance of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) because of the party threatening political opponents and having a big ego.
The SP chief alleged the Congress saying that Congress is no less than Bharatiya Janata Party when it comes to threatening its opposition parties and luring in their ego of winning the majority. In an election meeting, Akhilesh Yadav lashed out at Congress on Wednesday and said, “Like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress too believes in threatening its political opponents.”
The SP chief said that they had an alliance with the Congress before, but their ego made it difficult to settle for this one.
The Samajwadi Party had an understanding of the UPA-led-Congress before in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. However, the two parties, Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi party have kept the Congress out of the alliance for the Lok Sabha elections.
The SP-BSP-RLD (Rashtriya Lok Dal) has kept the Congress out of the alliance. The alliance has left two seats for Congress in Uttar Pradesh. Amethi and Rae Bareily.
SP is contesting on 37 seats and BSP is contesting on 38 seats in Uttar Pradesh. Rashtriya Lok Dal will contest on three seats, Mathura, Muzaffarnagar, and Baghpat.
Uttar Pradesh has already gone to polls for three phases of the elections. The four phases of the elections will be held on April 29, May 6, May 12, and May 19. The results will be announced on May 23.