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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party’s Mayawati. How the Congress engages with the SP-BSP alliance could also have an impact on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

'Rajya Sabha defeat won't affect SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh': Mayawati

"BJP resorted to horse-trading activities to ensure BSP candidate loses in Rajya Sabha polls.

Yesterday's results have not affected the SP-BSP tie up in any way, not even by an inch", said BSP chief addressing a press conference on Saturday, 24 March.

"The BJP thought that this will disturb the new bonhomie between the SP and the BSP and make it easier for them in the Lok Sabha elections next year". "BSP candidate Bhimrao Ambedkar got all the votes as well as one vote extra", Misra said. However, the BSP lost out in a cliffhanger yesterday.

Speaking about her deal with the SP, she said that the BSP had joined hands with the Akhilesh Yadav led party so that the elections do not lose their significance.

She referred to the incidents of cross-voting against the BSP, and the fact that party MLA Mukhtar Ansari and SP MLA Hari Om Yadav were prevented from voting as they were in jail.

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"'.He erred a little in this since he is a little inexperienced but he will soon learn to give a befitting reply", she said and indicated that she was ready to put behind the bitter past with the SP.

Taking the attack a step further, Mayawati accused BJP of trying to recreate an environment of fear similar to that of the 1995 state guest house incident. "Will it be right and justified to hold him responsible for it", she said.

He, however, said that any decision on alliance with the SP in future polls will be taken by BSP supremo Mayawati Misra claimed that the votes of the SP, BSP and Congress remained intact in the election.

After the loss in Friday's Rajya Sabha elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party on Saturday suspended its MLA Anil Singh for cross-voting in favour of BJP "to serve his business interest". And she said the Rajya Sabha election results will not affect on their tie-up.

She said the BJP's "conspiracy" could have been defeated had Mr. Yadav not been trapped in a "web of falsehood" by Raja Bhaiya.

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