No alliance with Congress in any state: BSP chief Mayawati

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said that her party won’t ally with the Congress in any state.

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister made the remarks on a day when the Congress Working Committee (CWC) met in Ahmedabad, led by party president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Mayawati said that this decision was taken during the meeting with her party’s senior leaders. In the meeting, it was reiterated that the BSP will neither have an alliance nor any understanding in contesting elections with the Congress in any state.

The BSP has formed an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) leaving out the Congress from the pre-poll pact in Uttar Pradesh, though the two parties had decided not to field any candidates in Amethi and Raebareli, the parliamentary constituencies represented by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi respectively.

Mayawati said that while several parties were eager for an alliance with the BSP in the Lok Sabha elections, however, it was not in her party’s interest to do anything for mere electoral gains.