As the news of the SP-BSP alliance getting formalized spread, political reactions began pouring in fast.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed the alliance and CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “I welcome the alliance of the SP and the BSP for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.”
It need be mentioned that Mamata Banerjee has been a loud critique of the BJP.
BSP chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Saturday, in Lucknow, announced their alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each out of the state’s 80 parliamentary constituencies.
The parties kept the Congress out of the alliance, but said they will not field candidates in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.