Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav ditch Congress for great allaince in Uttar Pradesh

Foe turned friends and now allies, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met in New Delhi to discuss their grand alliance and seat sharing equation to tackle BJP in Uttar Pradesh. However, both giant powers in the state are upset with Congress, and hence decide to ditch the party in upcoming polls.

Mayawati Akhilesh Yadav Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav ditch Congress for great allaince in Uttar Pradesh Source : Press

Foe turned friends and now allies, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met in New Delhi to discuss their grand alliance and seat sharing equation to tackle BJP in Uttar Pradesh. However, both giant powers in the state are upset with Congress, and hence decide to ditch the party in upcoming polls. 

According to sources, the final decision on the seat sharing for all the parties will be decided after 15 January. The sources also added that Chaudhary Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) is likely to get three seats in the grand alliance.
As per the reports of news agency PTI, SP and BSP have agreed to contest 37 Lok Sabha seats each while the remaining seats will be left for the Congress, Rashtriya Lok Dal, and other smaller parties.

The sources further added, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati most likely will not field any candidate in Amethi and Raebareli- the strong bastian of Gandhis.

Akhilesh Yadav was furious when his party's only minister in Madhya Pradesh did not make it to new chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath's cabinet. The Congress, he said, didn't keep up to its promise, despite his party's major role in helping Congress win with a majority. 

"Thanks to the Congress, they did not make our vidhayak (legislator) a minister," Akhilesh Yadav had told reporters last week. By doing so, the Congress had "cleared the path for Uttar Pradesh," he had said.