BSP will contest UP Assembly elections alone, says Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Sunday clarified that her party will contest the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh alone, amid media reports of a tie-up with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.

Former UP CM also said her party will fight the Uttarakhand Assembly polls alone as well.

“A news is being broadcast on a media news channel since yesterday that the AIMIM and BSP will fight the upcoming assembly elections in UP together. This news is completely false, misleading, and baseless. There is not even an iota of truth in this and the BSP vehemently denies it,” Mayawati tweeted.

There were speculations that Mayawati and AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi have held several rounds of talks and the latter was coming to Lucknow next month to formalise the alliance.

According to News18, there are reports of BSP forming an alliance with AIMIM and former Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar-led Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party to contest the state elections.