Uttar Pradesh: SBSP confirms alliance with SP ahead of the upcoming assembly elections

News Desk: Suheldev Bharat Samaj Party will ally with Samajwadi Party in next year’s assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh even if it does not get a single seat to contest, its president Om Prakash Rajbhar announced on Wednesday.

Confirming the development, SP tweeted, “Samajwadi Party and Suheldeo Bharatiya Samaj Party will jointly fight for deprived, oppressed, backwards, Dalits, women, farmers, youths and other weaker sections. SP and SBSP have come together, BJP is wiped out in UP”

Rajbhar said he invited Akhilesh to a Dalit and backward communities meet to be organised by the Morcha in Mau district on October 27. He said that at the meeting with Akhilesh, he discussed issues of caste census, electricity and free medical facilities. They also discussed how the BJP was resorting to politics of hate by raising Hindu-Muslim and India-Pakistan issues.

On seat-sharing arrangements, Rajbhar said “We have joined hands to finish the BJP and remove it from power. There is no seat-sharing dispute. Discussion on seat sharing will be done after the October 27 mahapanchayat”

“Akhilesh Yadav said the SP and constituents of the Morcha should contest the elections together” added Rajbhar, referring to Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha, a front of over 10 regional political outfits that he heads.

SBSP principal general secretary Arvind Rajbhar said “Alliance between the SBSP and SP has been finalised today. As the SBSP is leading the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha, other parties of the front will also be part of the alliance with the SP”