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MP Assembly Election 2018: Congress stakes claim to form govt in MP; Mayawati extend support to keep BJP out!

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 December 2018, 12:31 IST

The Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday morning announced her support to Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to form a government. The party chief also said she would support Congress to keep the BJP out of power. Her support will now help Congress stake his claim to form his government in Madhya Pradesh, where Congress emerged as a single-largest party but missed a majority in elections.

Our aim is to keep the BJP out of power. And that is why we have decided to support the Congress in Madhya Pradesh," Mayawati said this morning.

In 230-seat Madhya Pradesh assembly, the BSP has won two seats in which the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress has emerged the largest party but is two-step behind of the majority mark of 116. The BJP is not far behind, with 109 seats.

"We have decided to support the Congress in Rajasthan as well. We fought these elections to ensure that the BJP does not come back to power," said Mayawati.

However, even announcing her support to Congress, Mayawati slammed Congress. She said the Congress-ruled most of the states in India but it was not working for the welfare of the people. "If the Congress had performed well, there would not have been a BJP either," she said.

Attacking BJP Mayawati said, “People voted for Congress 'dil pe patthar rakh kar' only to keep BJP out of power.”

Meanwhile, after Mayawati, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav also extends support to Congress for government formation in Madhya Pradesh.

Also read: MP Assembly Election 2018: Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigns as Chief Minister of MP; says, 'ab mein mukt hoon'

First published: 12 December 2018, 11:50 IST
 
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