SBSP chief spurns BJP's offer to contest from Ghosi Lok Sabha seat on its symbol

Lucknow, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 April 2019, 10:51 AM
Rajbhar is very miffed over the development and has reportedly decided to break the alliance with the BJP. (File Photo: PTI)
Rajbhar is very miffed over the development and has reportedly decided to break the alliance with the BJP. (File Photo: PTI)

Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar has reportedly refused Bharatiya Janata Party’s offer to contest from Ghosi parliamentary seat on its symbol. The offer was made by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister JP Nadda.

Rajbhar is very miffed over the development and has reportedly decided to break the alliance with the BJP and offered to resign. He is even seeking time from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to tender his resignation.

The SBSP has called a meeting today to decide whether to continue its alliance with the BJP for the general election. According to sources, the SBSP may field its candidates on 25 seats if it decided to go solo.

"An important meeting of party workers has been convened in Lucknow in which strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha election and continuation in the government will be finalised," SBSP general secretary Arun Rajbhar said on Saturday.

Suggestions of the party workers will be taken on these important issues, after which a final decision will be taken, said Arun Rajbhar, who is the son of Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Om Prakash Rajbhar.

Arun Rajbhar said the BJP was overconfident about returning to power at the Centre, adding that saffron party would get a reality check after the elections results were out.

The SBSP leader claimed that the popularity and people's support to the SBSP was much more than the Nishad Party, citing the votes polled by the two parties in the previous elections.

First Published: Monday, April 15, 2019 10:51 AM
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