Attacking BSP, Samajwadi Party on Tuesday said the Mayawati-led party was a “B-team” of BJP and the two parties were hand in glove with each other.
“BJP’s candidate for Lucknow Lalji Tandon has recently stated that his party has helped Mayawati come to power three times earlier in the state and now she should reciprocate the favour. This clearly shows that both the parties are hand in glove with each other,” SP general secretary Amar Singh said in New Delhi.
“BSP has named Mukhtar Ansari as its candidate in Varanasi, while Murli Manohar Joshi is BJP’s candidate there. The Hindu and Muslim votes will get polarised there and Joshi will win.
“Similarly BJP has declared its leader Ramakant Yadav’s son as candidate from Ghazipur. With Afzal Ansari being BSP’s candidate from there, the division of Yadav votes will ensure Ansari’s victory. This kind of planning between the two parties shows that both are united,” Singh said.
“BSP is the B-team of BJP in national politics while BJP is BSP’s B-team in UP. This is a transparent fact,” he added.
Singh said that unlike the “BSP-BJP alliance”, SP’s alliance with Congress is out in the open.