After BSP supremo Mayawati offered, what can be called as a '' veiled suggestion'' to stitch a grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Congress seems to be in no hurry to listen to this.
BSP supremo Mayawati has offered a ‘veiled suggestion’ to stitch a grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh. But Congress seems to be in no hurry to listen to this, according to Indian express report. Similar situation had occurred when Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar finally decided to broke away from the RJD-JD(U)-Congress grand alliance. Congress had then paid no heed or rather ignored signals sent by him, IE reported today. Mayawati had announced that she will not be a part of the Lalu Prasad’s grand anti-BJP rally in Patna on Sunday and demanded an outline of the kind of alliance and seat sharing that should be decided to form a meaningful Opposition alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Despite such hints from the BSP, Congress doesn’t seem to be considering it as matter of urgency. A senior Congress leader who had played an important role in forming the alliance with Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party for the Uttar Pradesh polls earlier this year, had no idea about Mayawati’s statement. Another Congress senior leader too did not seem to be sharing the urgency which Mayawati showed. The senior leader said that there was ample time before the 2019 elections and they would zero down on some ‘formula’.
“We need clarity whether the alliance will be local (state-specific) or national, as we contest nationally,” the leader said. There are reports of a possible SP-BSP-Congress grand alliance where Congress is supposed to work as a bridge between rivals BSP and SP. This comes at a time when Akhilesh Yadav was seen attending RJD rally in Patna alongside Lalu Prasad Yadav which was a clear hint that Yadav is showing his keenness to join the Opposition alliance.