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Why the SP-BSP alliance rattles BJP

On November 5, 2016, Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati had convened a press conference at her Lucknow residence, where she categorically ruled out an alliance with the Samajwadi Party in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in 2017.

She had, in fact, cautioned other parties against having any truck with the socialist outfit, claiming it would benefit the Bharatiya Janata Party.

She was responding to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s suggestion to UP parties to forge an alliance on the lines of the “mahagathbandhan” in his home state to stop the BJP juggernaut. Mayawati said the SP could not be trusted because it had ditched the Bihar grand alliance before the election, and went to the extent of reiterating her allegation that the SP had a tacit understanding with the BJP.