Surprise! Mulayam rules out alliance in UP assembly polls
A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav looked in favour of alliance in the coming assembly elections in the state, the Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav summarily rejected the idea.
Lucknow: A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav looked in favour of alliance in the coming assembly elections in the state, the Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav summarily rejected the idea.
‘’ SP will not go for alliance with any party. If any party desires to join hands with us, it is welcomed for the merger,’’ he told a press conference here. By this significant statement, Mulayam, in a way, put at rest all speculations about a grand alliance ahead of UP assembly polls.
More importantly, UP CM Akhilesh had said that he had spoken to Congress poll strategist Prashant Kishor (PK) and claimed his party would alone get majority in the next assembly polls in the state and if alliance took place the ruling Samajwadi Party would get 300 seats .
” Even in the absence of alliance , the SP is equipped enough to gain majority but in the case of alliance , the seat tally may reach 300 mark,” Akhilesh had said.
Contrary to this, the SP Supremo virtually ruled out any possibility of the alliance saying the merger in his party was only feasible for him . It was only few days ago when political heavyweights like RJD President lalu Prasad yadav, RLD President Ajit Singh , JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, JD(S) leader H D Devegowda and INLD leader Abhay Chautala were in Lucknow and had discussed modalities for the grand dalliance while reposing faith in the leadership of Mulayam.