Mayawati ends alliance with SP, says will fight all elections alone

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday announced that her party would contest all elections on its own.

She firmly puts an end to the alliance with Samajwadi Party after weeks of uncertainty. 

“The Samajwadi Party’s behaviour after Lok Sabha general elections compels BSP to think whether it would be possible to defeat the BJP by continuing the alliance. Therefore, in the interest of the party and the movement, the BSP will now fight all elections – big or small -on its own,” Mayawati said in a tweet.

“SP had taken several anti-dalit measures during its tenure in 2012-17 in Uttar Pradesh, but the BSP decided to join hands with SP in the interest of the nation,” Mayawati added.

Mayawati had earlier attacked the Yadav family and accused Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav of “working hand in glove with the BJP” to frame her in Taj corridor case. She also accused Akhilesh of not calling after the results and working against non-Yadav and backward communities.