Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the Bharatiya Janata Party and its outfits were running a disinformation campaign against his party’s alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal.
He said that canards were being spread that BSP chief Mayawati would join the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance after elections.
“The SP-BSP-RLD alliance is a long-term political formation and none of its constituent will go anywhere and will stay together. None of us will go with the BJP... the nation is waiting for a new prime minister which will be decided after Lok Sabha poll results are announced on May 23,” Akhilesh Yadav said in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Asked about his party’s support to Mayawati for the office of prime minister, the SP chief said, “I will be happy to see a new prime minister from Uttar Pradesh and whom I will support is well known, but this issue will be decided after May 23.”
The SP chief lashed out at the Congress saying, “They have admitted that they fielded weak candidates in UP. Congress is more interested in resurrecting the organisation in the UP rather than fighting the BJP. Our alliance with BSP and RLD is to stop the BJP from coming to power at the Centre,” he said.
On Tuesday, Akhilesh addressed a joint rally with the BSP chief at Ballia.
The SP chief along with Mayawati and RLD president Ajit Singh would address a joint rally at Mau and Deoria on Wednesday.
Later, Akhilesh Yadav will address a poll meeting at Maharajganj in support of his party’s candidate Akhilesh Singh.