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Mayawati Intends To Fight Uttar Pradesh By-Polls Alone, Lauds Akhilesh Yadav For Giving Her Respect

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Post Lok Sabha Polls  of 2019 debacle there seems to be introspection by the parties concerned .  Claiming that the Samajwadi Party’s vote base did not support the alliance in the Lok Sabha elections, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati  has  announced that she will fight the by-polls to 11 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh alone, but said this is not a “permanent break” from her alliance with the Samajwadi Party.

“Its not a permanent break. If we feel in future that SP Chief succeeds in his political work, we’ll again work together. But if he doesn’t succeed, it’ll be good for us to work separately. So we’ve decided to fight the by-elections alone,” the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister told ANI.

“We can’t ignore political compulsions. In the results of Lok Sabha elections in UP, base vote of Samajwadi Party, the Yadav community, didn’t support the party. Even strong contenders of SP were defeated,” she asserted.

The statement from the BSP supremo came after reports surfaced that she had asked her party cadre to get ready to contest the upcoming assembly by-polls on their own after her party fared poorly in Lok Sabha polls, despite being in alliance with Samajwadi Party and RLD.

Mayawati, however, also praised Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and said that their relation will continue in the future.

“Ever since SP-BSP coalition took place, SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav have given me a lot of respect. I also forgot all our differences in the interest of the nation, and gave them respect. Our relation is not only for politics, it will continue forever,” she added.

Mayawati had also reportedly asked her MLAs and the newly-elected MPs to not depend on allies to win votes and work towards improving the party’s organisation

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