Mayawati avoiding Modi’s Varanasi with hung assembly in mind?
Lucknow: Political parties have started campaigning in Uttar Pradesh in view of the next assembly elections. The opinion polls and media surveys, however, suggest a hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh and hence, no party is directly confronting its rival. Sources say that for the same reason, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati is avoiding a rally in the temple town Varanasi, which is the home constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It may be mentioned that BSP was in alliance with the BJP when Mayawati became Chief Minister in the year 1995, 1997 and 2002.
Mayawati to address a rally in Allahabad:
- BSP Chief Mayawati on Sunday will hold a massive rally in Allahabad.
- Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Narendra Modi, is close from the Sangam city but BSP still is undecided about campaigning in the temple town.
- BSP and BJP came face-to-face during the Dayashankar Singh row.
- But with opinion polls clearly suggesting a hung assembly in the state, sources say that Mayawati don’t want to further hamper BSP’s relationship with BJP.
What the BSP insiders say?
- Party insiders, however, are denying any possibility of getting into an alliance with BJP if any such condition prevails in future.
- They said that BSP will hold rally in Varanasi but no one knows ‘when’?
- BSP has called the party workers from Varanasi, Ghazipur, Jaunpur and Chandauli during its rally in Allahabad.