Doors are still open for an alliance: Scindia to BSP

NEW DELHI: Senior politician Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the Congress party reached out to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati for the alliance even after the BSP supremo has decided to go its own way in Madhya Pradesh.

Scindia, who is the Madhya Pradesh Congress’s campaign committee in charge in the upcoming assembly elections said the doors are still open for an alliance in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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“We respect their (BSP’s) decision. We have no issue with that. Sometimes partnerships work out and sometimes they don’t. And when they don’t, that doesn’t mean your doors are closed forever. We can meet to talk another day and we do hope to talk with her again at the time of the Lok Sabha elections,” the Hindustan Times quoted Scindia as saying.

On October 3, Mayawati rules out an alliance with Congress and said the party will contest assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh either on its own or in alliance with regional parties.