Amidst speculations, Satish Chandra Misra, Bahujan Samaj Party’s Rajya Sabha MP came up with a clarification on an alliance between Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Haryana, on Monday. He said, “BSP will contest alone on all 90 seats in the upcoming Haryana Assembly elections. We will not have alliance with Congress or anybody else.”
Earlier, sources said that a closed-door meeting happened between two-time former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Mayawati which was also attended by the state Congress chief Kumari Selja.
The meeting that lasted for over half an hour on Sunday night came days after Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati called off her alliance with Dushyant Chautala’s Indian National Lok Dal’s (INLD), breakaway faction Jannayak Janata Party (JJP). Dushyant Chautala is the grandson of OP Chautala.
Mayawati declared that her party would contest the elections in Haryana without any pre-poll alliance after she parted ways with Chautala over seat sharing disagreement. The JJP had offered 40 seats to the BSP out of total 90 seats, which it refused.
Mayawati called off the agreement with Chautala calling it, “inappropriate.”
The polls in Haryana are slated for October, this year.