Mayawati’s own political party Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest alone on all 90 seats in the upcoming Assembly elections in Haryana. Further, she has denied the possibility of any type of alliance with any political party, say for Congress. This statement was declared by the BSP’s Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Satish Misra on yesterday evening. Supporting his statement he said, “We will not have an alliance with Congress or anybody else.”
The declaration has put the end to the anticipation of a Congress-BSP alliance in Haryana for upcoming assembly contests. On Sunday night newly appointed leader of the Congress Legislature Party Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja reportedly met BSP chief Mayawati in Lucknow.
The Mayawati-led BSP has pockets of influence in Haryana and the Congress had sought to stitch together the Jat-Jatav vote base. This was also evident in the party’s choice of leadership for the state assembly polls, with the Congress nominating the Hooda-Sheilja duo to lead the charge against an upbeat BJP.
Mayawati had also called off the agreement alliance with Dushyant Chautala’s Jannayak Janata Party after disgruntlement with the seat-sharing formula.