Mayawati-Yadavs to join hands | Arch Rivals come together to fight BJP
Lucknow: A dramatic development in the politics of Uttar Pradesh has taken place which if stays for a longer period could change the face of Indian politics forever.
Two major political parties of Uttar Pradesh and top rivals of each other, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, have decided to join hands.
Yes! So, it would be an alliance of the Yadav clan and Mayawati.
Two bitter rivals of the state, the SP and BSP, have decided to confront the ruling BJP together in Gorakhpur bypolls, where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has a stronghold.
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The air on the speculations was cleared by BSP leader Ghanshyam Kharwar. He said that his party will support the SP. There has, however, no announcement been made regarding the alliance to turn into the grand alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls in 2019.
The news was first broken by SP spokesperson Pankhuri Pathak on the twitter.
It is to be mentioned that the SP and BSP had earlier contested the 1993 UP assembly elections together to halt the rise of the BJP. In the then government, Mulayam Singh Yadav became the chief minister, but the relationship soured and BSP withdrew support in less than two years. Mayawati came to power with the help of the BJP in 1995.