Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday snubbed the reports of alliance and said the party will go solo for Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand elections.
In a series of tweets, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister quashed the reports of tie-up with All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), and said her party will fight the assembly elections alone in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
She stated that the news that was being broadcast in a news channel of the media since yesterday that the AMIM and BSP will fight the upcoming assembly elections in UP together is completely false, misleading and factless. There is not even an iota of truth and BSP vehemently denies it, she said.
Further, the BSP supremo also clarified that except in Punjab, in the general election to the assembly to be held in the beginning of next year, BSP will not contest any alliance with any party, that is, alone, she wrote.
After a gap of 25 years, the BSP will join hands with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab, where it will contest 8 seats out of its allotted 20 seats in Doaba ( Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Jalandhar, and Kapurthala districts), which has 23 Assembly seats. Earlier, the party had fought 1996 Lok Sabha polls together, winning 11 out of 13 seats in the state.
Mayawati has called the alliance with SAD a new political and social initiative which will usher in progress and prosperity in Punjab, while Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal termed it as a new day in the state politics.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has also ruled out any alliance for the crucial election in Uttar Pradesh. He had said that his party will not enter into any alliance with big parties like BSP and Congress for the 2022 poll. Instead, the oarty will go together in the election with smaller parties, he had added.