Lucknow, Mar 15 : Announcing that Samajwadi Party will not contest the Assembly polls in Bihar and support Congress in Madhya Pradesh, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday categorically said that in 2022 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, there will be no alliance, instead there could be some 'seat adjustments' with like-minded parties.
''In the 2022 Assembly polls in UP, the party will not have any pre-poll alliance, as was the case in the past elections, but will have some seat adjustments with like-minded parties," said the former chief minister, adding that it was too early to say anything. At a press conference here, Yadav said SP will not contest the Assembly polls in Bihar later this year, but will support any party or alliance which will defeat BJP. He also said that in Madhya Pradesh, the lone party legislator will support the Kamal Nath Government in the Assembly. Reiterating his demand for a caste-based census, the SP president said that by not doing such a thing, the BJP Government was ditching the Dalits and backwards.
Meanwhile, several senior Bahujan Samaj Party leaders, including former MPs and Legislators from Azamgarh and Bundelkhand region, joined the party. (UNI)