The SP-BSP Gathbandhan has officially been severed for the upcoming assembly by-poll elections on 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh, BSP supremo Mayawati confirmed, ANI reported.
In her statement Mayawati raised questions on Akhilesh Yadav’s “political work” and claimed that if it succeeds in the future, she would be open to re-forge the alliance otherwise the two parties would gladly go solo.
Mayawati claimed that during the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, the Yadavs (considered to be a strong base for the Samajwadi Party) did not support it and as a result many senior SP leaders lost the polls.
One of the most high profile defeats was suffered by Dimple Yadav the wife of Akhilesh Yadav who lost to BJP’s Subrat Pathak in Kannauj.
Responding to Mayawati’s statement, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said that he would reflect deeply on the broken coalition and his party would prepare to contest all the by-poll seats on its own.