Mayawati says BSP open to forming anti-BJP alliance for 2019
"To keep democracy alive, I am ready to be part of anti-BJP front. We have to cut poison with poison. Due to tampering of EVMs, the voters won't be able to elect their favourite leaders," said Mayawati during Ambedkar's birth anniversary function on Friday.
SP feud: Shivpal Yadav announces new party under Mulayam Singh
After months of feud within the Samajwadi Party, followed by a humiliating defeat in the assembly elections, senior party leader Shivpal Yadav has announced a new party called Samajwadi Secular Morcha; it will be headed by SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav.
This comes after Shivpal warned a new party would be launched if Akhilesh Yadav didn't hand over the party's reins to his father.