No seat sharing discussion with BSP yet: Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav today said there was no decision on seat sharing between his party and the Bahujan Samaj Party for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and that it would be discussed at an "appropriate time". Yadav's remark comes amid reports that the BSP is demanding 40 out of the total 80 seats in UP for 2019 general elections. Here's more.
No information about BSP-Congress alliance for MP polls: Yadav
Yadav said, "The SP will contest all the seats in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand." He added that he has no information regarding possibilities of a BSP-Congress tie-up for the MP Assembly polls. "We hope for the best and prepare for the worst in politics," Yadav said. He added that his party has decided to contest all the 230 assembly seats in MP.
BJP has distracted people from "core issues"
Yadav alleged that the BJP distracted people from "core issues" before an election. Discussing the success of alliance in the Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Kairana, and Noorpur Lok Sabha by-polls, Yadav said, "The anger of people is visible from these results." He added that the results show that people are looking at an alternative against the BJP, which believes more in talking and less in working.
Delhi-Meerut Expressway roadshow an attempt to influence by-election: Yadav
The former UP chief minister termed PM Modi's roadshow on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway on May 27 near Kairana an attempt to influence the by-election. "Despite all-out attempts, the BJP failed to succeed in Kairana and Noorpur. It's defeat of the divisive politics played by them. People have given a befitting reply to the BJP in the by-polls," he said.