First Published Mar 19, 2023, 12:29 PM IST
Samajwadi president Akhilesh Yadav expressed confidence that the opposition alliance will take shape in the coming days. He said regional parties will play a key role in defeating the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. He said that Congress does not exist in many states, but regional parties are fighting with BJP at field level.
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“Efforts are on to form an opposition alliance or front. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Telangana Chief Minister KCR are trying their best. I am confident that the opposition alliance will take shape in the coming days. It will fight against the BJP,” he said in an interview to news agency PTI.
The SP chief replied to the question whether the Congress and the BJP are being brought together on the same platform and said that the regional parties in different states are fighting against the saffron camp. He said that Congress is non-existent compared to BJP in most of the states, but regional parties are fighting against the saffron camp on field level and they are hopeful that they will win.
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He said that regional parties like JDU, RJD and DMK are keen to include Congress in the opposition alliance and they have already formed an alliance with that party. He said that this is a big fight and the Congress party will decide their role in this fight. Answering a question about who will lead the opposition camp in the next Lok Sabha elections, he said that the matter will be decided after the elections and this is not the right question for now. It is alleged that not a single promise made by BJP in 2014 and 2019 has been fulfilled.
When asked if your party will contest in Rae Bareilly and Amethi Lok Sabha seats in UP, which are considered strongholds of the Congress, he alleged that SP workers are being killed in Amethi. “They are killing our activists in Amethi. Samajwadi Party workers are questioning who will fight for them. Samajwadi activists are supporting each other. “Congress workers are not coming forward to support them,” he said.
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He said that Samajwadi Party will try all means to stop BJP’s momentum in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “BJP has to win in UP to come to power in 2024. We will try to defeat BJP in UP as well as in the country. “We will fight together with the present allies in Uttar Pradesh,” he said. Speaking on the Adani case, the SP chief accused the Center of allowing the looting of the country’s property and public money. He said why there is no questioning about the person called number two (rich man). He questioned why there is no accountability for public money in LIC and SBI, which are losing money.
Last Updated Mar 19, 2023, 12:29 PM IST