Mayawati hinted, alliance possible if offered respectable number of seats

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati hinted that she can enter into an alliance with Congress if offered a respectable number of seats. However, she said she will not beg for that. It must be recalled that BSP party had walked out of the pre-poll alliance with Congress over seat row ahead of general elections scheduled for 2019.

Mayawati said if the Congress fails to offer a respectable number of seats, the BSP will contest elections on its own in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh assembly polls. She categorically said that she would not bow to pressure tactics or conspiracies of rival political parties but continue with her effort to grab the key to power.

She said BSP’s only condition is a respectable number of seats but instead of stitching the alliance, Congress leaders are following the path of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to malign the image of BSP leadership, she alleged.