BSP to go it alone if seat share not “respectable”: Mayawati

LUCKNOW: Virtually laying down the terms for an alliance with non-BJP parties for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, BSP chief Mayawati Sunday demanded a “respectable share of seats” failing which, she said, her party will go it alone.

“The BSP might be compelled to go it alone if it does not get a respectable number of seats in the anti-BJP alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls,” the former UP Chief Minister said.

This is our clear cut stand, she said at a press conference held for the first time in her new accommodation here after she was forced to vacate a sprawling Government bungalow following Supreme Court orders.

About the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and the upcoming Assembly elections in certain states, Mayawati said, “The effort of the opposition parties will be to stop the BJP from coming to power at any cost”. For this talks for forging an alliance are also going on, she said.

“Our party is not against the alliance, but our stand is very clear that we will ally with a political party only if we get a respectable share of seats. Otherwise, our party feels it better to contest the elections alone,” she said. (AGENCIES)