BJP won't win even 1 seat in UP: Tejashwi Yadav

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 14, 2019 09:55 hrs

Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not stand a chance to come back into power and will be whitewashed in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said after meeting Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati at her residence here on Sunday.

"There is atmosphere today where they want to scrap Baba Saheb's constitution and implement 'Nagpur laws'... People welcome the step taken by Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav. BJP will be whitewashed in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. They will not win even one seat in UP. The SP-BSP alliance will win all seats," Tejashwi told media.

In a joint press conference on Saturday, Mayawati and Akhilesh announced that their respective parties have formed an alliance in Uttar Pradesh to contest the upcoming general elections. SP and the BSP will contest on 38 seats each, while they will not field their candidate against Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli. They have also kept two seats for the smaller parties.

Ignored by SP and BSP, the Congress on Sunday announced that it will contest on all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh on its own in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and aims to emerge as the largest party like in 2009 General Elections.