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BSP rules out alliance with BJP after UP 2017 assembly polls

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 October 2016, 18:41 IST

Ruling out any alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today ruled out any tie-up with BJP after the Assembly elections next year and accused the Samajwadi Party of trying to mislead Muslims to help the saffron party.

"There is no truth in allegations levelled by SP that BSP and BJP can come together to form the next government... their aim is to mislead the Muslim voters, who are disenchanted with them and coming with us in large numbers, so as to help BJP," BSP national general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui said.

Alleging that BJP and SP were taking care of each other's interests, Siddiqui cited examples to prove that whenever SP was strong it was BJP which had gained strength whereas a strong BSP has harmed BJP in the state.

Siddiqui said that Mulayam Singh Yadav's "birth in politics was due to RSS and BJP" and accused the SP of having a secret understanding with the saffron party. The BSP leader said that though his party formed government with BJP's support three times, it never toed the ideology of RSS or BJP.

"BSP supremo Mayawati sacrificed her government when she was being dictated terms," he said. Taking SP to task for making promises to Muslims which cannot be fulfilled like reservation, Siddiqui said the community will not fall prey to their designs anymore.


First published: 14 October 2016, 18:41 IST