All the big parties are engaged in alliance with smaller parties for the assembly elections to be held in Uttar Pradesh in 2022 next year, but the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has so far decided to contest the elections alone. However, BSP MLAs are constantly leaving the party. In the year 2017, 19 BSP MLAs had won. But now he has only four MLAs left with his MLAs constantly moving to other parties.
BSP will enter the field alone
Regarding the electoral alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati has said that BSP will come to power with a majority like 2007, because their alliance has been done with the people of the state. She will not form an alliance with any other party. Even though politics is called a game of possibilities, but with Mayawati’s statement, it was decided that like other big parties, the BSP will not form an alliance with any other party and will enter the field alone. At the same time, BSP’s national spokesperson Sudheendra Bhadauria said that for the time being, his party has decided to contest the elections alone. So far no agreement has been made to go to the Uttar Pradesh elections with any other party. On the other hand, regarding the alliance with Congress, he said that discussions are going on, but no conclusive decision has been taken yet about whether this alliance will happen or not.
Congress opens the way for alliance with BSP
On the other hand, Congress has opened the door for alliance with BSP. But this time the BSP does not want to tie up with any big party, especially with the Congress and the Samajwadi Party. If we look at the last assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh, then in the year 1996, the BSP contested the elections together with the Congress. At present, the BSP does not want to come into an alliance with the Congress in the 2022 elections. It is clear from this that the experience of the BSP with the Congress has not been good for the party.
Because of this, BSP does not want to combine
In fact, the politics of contesting the election in alliance in UP started in the year 1993, when the BSP along with the SP challenged the BJP. Then the SP-BSP alliance together won 176 seats, in which SP won 67 seats. The relationship between SP and BSP deteriorated due to the guest house incident in the year 1995. After which the BSP continued to seek support from the BJP and the Congress. The BSP continued the electoral alliance in the same way and continued to strengthen the party. In the year 1996, in the alliance of BSP and Congress, BSP once again won 67 seats, but the vote percentage of the party increased to 27 percent. After this, the BSP had an alliance with both the Samajwadi Party and the Congress in the year 2017, but the BSP did not achieve anything in the Modi wave. This is the reason why the BSP does not want to have an alliance with the Congress this time.