RLD, JD(U), BS-4 announce alliance in poll-bound UP
Lucknow: In a major development in the poll bound Uttar Pradesh, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), Janata Dal(U) and a local outfit BS-4 on Monday announced an alliance, a move taken after Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav showed his disinterest over any such alliance.
Leaders of RLD, JD(U) and BS-4 Ajit Singh, Sharad Yadav and Bachan Singh respectively briefed a press conference here, informing that they will contest on all the 403 Assembly seats.
Lashing out at the SP chief, Ajit Singh said that he is not aware why Mulayam Singh Yadav does not want an alliance against the communal forces as he was the one who had denied for a grand alliance during the Bihar assembly polls.
What else Ajit Singh said?
- The name of the alliance is yet undecided.
- Major alliance would be among the three parties but talks are on with several other small political groups.
- Our aim is to defeat BJP in Uttar Pradesh.
Ajit Singh on Mulayam Singh Yadav:
- 'Lohia wadi' and 'Charan Singh wadi' parties were ready for an alliance during Bihar elections.
- It was Mulayam Singh Yadav who backed out then.
- We were called few days back to discuss alliance but Mulayam Singh again was not ineterested in it.
- I am not aware why Mulayam does not want to enter alliance against communal forces.