Politicians’ mixed responses to SP-BSP Alliance in UP




SP and BSP Press Conference (Photo: Twitter)

Politicians from different parties responded after two major parties and old arch rivals SP and BSP in Uttar Pradesh came together forgetting their malice and calling it a mega alliance to defeat the arrogance of the BJP.

Nitin Gadkari from the BJP on Saturday hit out at the SP-BJP alliance, saying their coming together was because of the “fear” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that the saffron party was the real “kingmaker” behind the “mahagathbandhan”.

BJP leader Mahendra Nath Pandey called it a “gunnahbandhan” means alliance for sins. “This is a ”gunaahbandhan”, which has been forged to cover up crimes, while attempting to save each other’s identity. This is an alliance of opportunistic forces, who had thrown Uttar Pradesh in the fire of misgovernance, corruption and crime,” he said.

Shivpal Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav;s uncle said it incomplete with his newly formed party. “This alliance is incomplete without Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party,” he said on SP-BSP alliance

“Whether it is Congress’s ”shehzada”, West Bengal’s ”Didi”, Andhra Pradesh’s ”Babu” or Uttar Pradesh’s ”Behenji”, they all wish from their heart (to be the Prime Minister), but after elections, all of them will stand against each other. None of them have the guts to stand in front of our leader on the topic of leadership”: ANI quoted Arun Jaitley as saying at the BJP national council meet

“Founder of Samajwadi Party will always be Mulayam Singh-Ji. Now he is totally cut off with this development. On the banners, Mayawati, Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh won’t be there together. It’ll be only Akhilesh and Mayawati, ‘bua & babua’,” Rajya Sabha member and former SP leader Amar Singh said on SP-BSP alliance

“The SP and the BSP have allied neither for the country nor for Uttar Pradesh, but for their survival. They know they cannot fight (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi on their own and their opposition to him is the sole base for their alliance,” senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters in Delhi

Wheras anti alliance leaders hit out at this alliance, there are many in support who have praises for this as well. Bihar former deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav called it a beginning of BJP’s defeat. “BJP is bound to be finished,” he tweeted.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed the alliance. “I welcome the alliance of the SP and the BSP for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections,” she tweeted.