Samajwadi Party ‘respectfully’ declines Mulayam’s shocker, stands firm with Congress

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan. 30 : With Mulayam Singh Yadav dropping a bombshell by rejecting the newly forged alliance for the Uttar Pradesh polls, the Samajwadi Party respectfully declined with its patriarch's shocker and asserted that the alliance with Congress would be beneficial to gain maximum number of seats in the upcoming state assembly elections.

Refusing to comment on Mulayam's statement out of respect to the senior leader, SP leader Ravidas Mehrotra said that it was his personal view, however, adding his hope for the success of the coalition.

"I think the alliance between Congress and Samajwadi Party will be beneficial in gaining maximum number of seats in the state and Akhilesh Yadav will again become the Chief Minister of the state," he told ANI.

Mulayam, in an exclusive interview to ANI, expressed his anger saying that he is against the SP-Congress alliance and adding that the party had the ability to win the elections on its own shoulders.

"I am against the alliance formed between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress. I will never acknowledge this alliance. The Congress was in power for so long, but it did not do anything for the development of the country. I will not campaign in this election," Mulayam told ANI. The SP founder said that the alliance was unnecessary as the party has the capability to win the elections without any support.

"Our party has the capability to contest this election without any support. I am confident that it would have marked victory had it contested alone," he added. Mulayam further blamed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for going against his wishes and jeopardising the chances of his own party members.

Uttar Pradesh will be voting for a new state assembly in a seven-phase election between February 11 and March 8.

Out of the 403 assembly seats, Congress will be contesting in 105 seats and the Samajwadi Party will field its candidates in rest of the 298 seats.

Source: ANI