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After completely sidelining the Congress party, leaving merely two seats of Uttar Pradesh viz Rai Bareilley and Amethi for mother son duo, always won by the Congress chief Rahul n Sonia Gandhi and negligible number of seats for other allies not certain still, the presidents of both the anti BJP parties BSP and SP Bahan Mayawati n Akhilesh Yadav have formally made the announcement of forging an electoral alliance for the forthcoming parliamentary elections contesting on 38 seats each out of total eighty, today, in a well attended press conference castigating the prime minister Narendra Modi n the BJP supremo Amit Shah on all fronts as castists, communal, reactionary, anti poor, anti people, anti working class, anti youth, anti women, anti farmer, anti small entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, as corrupt, oppurtunists n the betrayers.
It equally accused the Congress party n its leadership of ruining the country after ruling for six decades or more n giving birth to myriad scams, massive corruption but doing nothing for the welfare, well being and good of the youth women, farmers, backward classes, SC, STs n the people of the lowest ebb of the society.
In the eyes of both the leaders of BSP, SP, both BJP n Congress are responsible for the present mess in the country and therefore the BSP n Samajwadi party will have no electoral alliance with them for the 2019 elections nor thereafter declared the BSP chief Mayawati.
Being too harsh towards the Congress party as was she towards the ruling BJP, Mayawati said addressing the mediamen, while this announcement of SP, BSP electoral understanding will not let the Guru Chela PM Narendra Modi n Amit Shah sleep during the nights, it will equally prove disastrous for the Congress party who has no vote bank in UP and even if it has, its non tranferable n non beneficial to the BSP, SP combine.
This is indeed a great political setback to the Congress party in UP in particular where the BSP, SP not only did’nt forged any alliance with Rahul Gandhi but left merely two seats for them that too because Mayawati feels that she wants that the mother son duo win there defeating the BJP, as their basic fight is against the communal BJP.
While addressing the media BSP Supremo Mayawati termed this pre election BSP – SP alliance as a revolutionery and historical development which will not only open the new chapter of BJP’s ouster from the national politics by dethroning them from power at the centre but will also introduce a new, strong and viable political alignment for the future.
SP president Akhilesh Yadav thanked Mayawati for having accepted his proposal n making the alliance with his party fruitful saying that the saffron party’s days seemed numbered now.
It may be recalled that after the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992, BSP’s founder chief Kashi Ram and SP leader Mulayam Singh forged the electoral alliance with the later becoming the chief minister.
However after some time the alliance government fell as Kanshiram withdrew support.
Today’s development reminsences the the electoral pact of 1993 which gave a great political rebuff to BJP which lost in UP despite the massive Ram Mandir wave.
In the last parliamentary election of 2014 Uttar Pradesh where the BJP won handsdown winning 71 Lok Sabha seats defeating the BSP n Congress badly giving them merely 5 n 2 parliamentary seats respectively. However in 2017 assembly election after so much of extensive campaigning by Akhilesh Rahul duo n BSP , the vote percentage of SP n BSP despite tremendous Modi wave n hindu polarisation was surprisingly 41.80% whereas the vote percentage of BJP which ruined the BSP, SP n Congress completely was still 42.30%. In this assembly election the SP Congress alliance got merely 56 seats with BSP a distant third getting 19 only out of total 405 assembly seats.
The state has 45 percent other backward classes, 22 percent dalits and 18 percent muslims which is considered to be the traditional vote bank of BSP n SP which got polarised in the name of Hinduism n the Modi wave last time.
The victory of the BSP SP combine candidates minus Congress’s support in the Phulpur, Sitapur n Kairana by elections defeating the BJP in the home turf of UP CM Yogi Adityanath and deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya enhaced the political morale of both BSP n SP to patch up prior to 2019 elections keeping the Congress at bay which according to them is politically of no use for them in Uttar Pradesh. In Kairana Lok Sabha byelection from where Lok Dal candidate Tabassum won was jointly backed by SP, BSP.
Moreover the forward or upper caste votes which the Congress party acknowledges in UP largely dents the BJP vote bank and is non transferable to BSP n SP.
Sounds strange that on the one hand the Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi is taking on the BJP n Prime minister Narendra Modi with full zeal, enthusiasm, acrimony n energy on core issues like Rafale, unemployment, inflation, agrarian distress and demonetisation, GST and winning three states from the jaws of BJP including trying his best to form a grand anti BJP led NDA alliance, the leaders of the very conglometation like Akhilesh n Mayawati are publicly n pre strategically sidelining him thus opening a way for division of votes n ensuring BJP’s re come back at the centre. What’s your take friends