Uttar Pradesh: SB and SBSP to fight together for Dalits, OBCs and other weaker sections

News Desk: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar, on Wednesday, made a joint declaration that they are together in their fights for the Dalits, backwards and other weaker sections of the society.

“The Samajwadi Party and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party will fight together the battle of the deprived, oppressed, backwards, Dalits, women, farmers, youths and other weaker sections of the society” the Samajwadi Party said in a tweet in Hindi.

“The SP and SBSP have come together. No there will be no BJP. This time BJP is out” the tweet, carrying pictures of Akhilesh Yadav and Rajbhar meeting, said.

The tweets did not mention if the two parties will fight the upcoming state assembly polls together and what pre-poll understanding, if any, they have reached.

SBSP chief Rajbhar, in his tweet, said that “the SP and SBSP have come together”

He, however, added that his meeting with Akhilesh Yadav was a “courtesy meeting”

“SP and SBSP have come together. The BJP government which ditched Dalits, backwards, minorities and other sections, are left with only last few days” he said.

“Had a courtesy meeting with former CM Akhilesh Yadav” he added in his tweet in Hindi.

Both the SP and SBSP announced through Twitter that they are together, none of their leaders clearly said if they will contest elections together.

“Our president Akhilesh Yadav Ji will decide seat- sharing, if any. We both are together” a senior SP leader said.

SBSP leader Arun Rajbhar said “His party is with the SP and the understanding on the number of seats will be decided soon”