Lok Sabha Polls: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav meets BSP chief Mayawati in Lucknow

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 January 2019, 10:16 AM
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadavm meets BSP chief Mayawati
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadavm meets BSP chief Mayawati

The Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav today arrived at BSP chief Mayawati’s residence in Lucknow where he offered his support to the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. After the meeting, Tejashwi said "There is an atmosphere today where they (BJP) want to scrap Baba Saheb's constitution & implement 'Nagpur laws'.

"People welcome the step taken by Mayawati ji and Akhilesh ji. BJP will be whitewashed in UP and Bihar. They won't win even 1 seat in UP, SP-BSP alliance will win all seats," he further added.

Earlier, Tejashvi had said that grand alliance was his father’s (Lalu Prasad Yadav) dream, which is now becoming a reality.

Speaking on SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said, "The beginning of BJP's downfall in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have started."

Once arch-rivals Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party announced their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the Congress out of the alliance. The parties, however, said they would not field candidates in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

They also left two seats out of the 80 in the state for smaller allies, without naming them. But there have been talks with Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal. Making the announcement jointly with SP president Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow, BSP chief Mayawati mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.

This press conference will rob the guru-chela of their sleep? she said.

First Published: Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:35 PM
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