SP-BSP tie-up will be a limited period partnership of two opportunist individuals

SP-BSP tie-up will be a limited period partnership of two opportunist individuals

NEW DELHI: Any SP-BSP tie-up for Lok Sabha elections will only be a “limited period” partnership between two “opportunist” individuals to remain politically relevant and not an alliance of two parties, according to Union Minister Anupriya Patel.nnAnupriya, leader of Apna Dal which is an ally of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, is confident of the NDA repeating its performance of 2014 Lok Sabha polls in 2019.nnThe BJP-led NDA got 73 seats out of 80 in UP in 2014 elections including two of Apna Dal.nnThe Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which contested last general elections separately, have given indications that both parties will contest 2019 general elections together to take on the BJPnnEach and every individual of Uttar Pradesh knows that the SP and the BSP, which have always been arch rivals of each other, are coming together to stop Modiji, Anupriya Patel told PTI.nnDescribing the talks of SP-BSP alliance as opportunism , she said people of the state will not accept this tie-up.nnEmphasising that the entire politics of these two parties is based “on opposition to each other”, she said, This will not be an alliance of two parties but a partnership between two individuals to remain politically relevant.”nnShe said unlike the BJP and the Apna Dal, there is no chemistry between these two opportunists .nnWithout naming Mayawati, Anupriya said the top leadership of the BSP does not have the temperament to be in alliance.nnShnnShe also claimed that these two parties may contest 2019 general elections together, but it is almost impossible for them to stick together in next state assembly elections.nnReplying to a question on the prospects for NDA in next general elections, she said there is no leader equivalent to the stature of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.nnEven SP-BSP alliance will not be able to stand against the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said the Minister of State for Health at the Centre.nnWhen asked about the recent reverses suffered by the BJP-led NDA in by-polls to Gorakhpur, Phulpur and Kairana Lok Sabha seats, the minister attributed it to local factors, but at the same time asserted that there is “pro-incumbency’ for both the Centre and state governments.nnCiting various welfare initiatives taken by the Modi government in last four years, Anupriya Patel, who is a MP from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, said people have appreciated and recognised their work.nnUttar Pradesh is important in NDA’s scheme of things for 2019 as it sends the highest number of lawmakers to Lok Sabha.nnSource: Press Trust of India

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.