Victory in UP a 'dream' for SP, Congress: BSP
New Delhi, [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): Downplaying the freshly forged alliance between the Samajwadi Party and Congress for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the Bahujan Samaja Party (BSP) on Sunday said the people will never vote for them as the state witnessed communal riots under both parties, adding their dream will never come true.
BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that the Samajwadi Party and Congress would be of the opinion that this alliance will be a game changer but the fact is that their dream will never be fulfilled.
"Akhlaq was lynched in Dadri (during the Samajwadi Party regime). Similarly, during the Congress rule we saw that when Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister, the Babri Masjid was demolished. We also saw the opening of the doors of Babri Masjid during the reign of Rajiv Gandhi. We also saw that there were rights like Bhagalpur, Bhiwandi, Nasik, Meerut, Maliana and so many other riots took place during the reign of the Congress Party and now these forces have come together," Bhadoria told ANI.
"We are hopeful and sure that the people of Uttar Pradesh will stand by Mayawati and give her absolute majority and Mayawati will be the Chief Minister for the fifth time" he added.
In Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party and Congress have finally agreed to forge alliance for the upcoming assembly elections.
The Samajwadi Party will field 298 candidates and the Congress 105, the Samajwadi Party's Uttar Pradesh chief Naresh Uttam said at a joint conference in Lucknow.
Congress' Uttar Pradesh unit president Raj Babbar said the alliance will set an example, adding both parties will strive for development of the state and upliftment of the poor.
Uttar Pradesh will vote in seven phases beginning February 11 and results will be announced on March 11. (ANI)