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SCATHING: Mayawati Shoots Down Congress' '7-seat' Olive Branch, Reiterates That She Doesn't Want To Ally With Rahul Gandhi Anywhere

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Monday slammed the Rahul Gandhi-led party by rejecting its offer of not fielding candidates on seven seats in U.P
  • In a tweet, Mayawati asserted that the Congress is free to contest in all 80 seats in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh

A day after Congress party announced that it would not be fighting SP-BSP-RLD seats in Uttar Pradesh, leaving seven seats namely Mainpuri, Kannauj among others for the SP-BSP-RLD bigwigs, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Monday slammed the Rahul Gandhi-led party by rejecting its offer of not fielding candidates on those seven seats.

In a tweet in Hindi, the former U.P CM lashed out at Congress saying that the there are no chances of an alliance of BSP-SP with Congress in any state of the country. 

"The BSP, once again, wants to make it clear that we don't have any synergies or alliance with Congress in Uttar Pradesh or any other part of the country. Our people must not get confused with the misleading information spread by the Congress party," Mayawati's tweet read. 

In another tweet, Mayawati asserted that the Congress is free to contest in all 80 seats in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections, adding that the BSP-SP combine has enough potential to defeat the BJP in the state. She then asked the Congress to not to mislead the people of Uttar Pradesh by leaving seven seats for the gathbandhan in the state. 

"The Congress is also completely free to contest its candidates in all 80 seats and fight the election alone in Uttar Pradesh. Moreover, our alliance in the state has the full capability of defeating the BJP alone. Congress must not spread confusion by leaving 7 seats for the alliance in U.P," read the second tweet by BSP supremo. 

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The Congress party on Sunday notified that it will not be contesting on Mulayam Singh Yadav's seat Mainpuri, Kannauj, Firozabad, and other crucial seats held by the Mahagatbandhan in Uttar Pradesh. 

U.P Congress chief Raj Babbar, while addressing a press briefing had said, "We are leaving 7 seats vacant for SP, BSP, and RLD. These include Mainpuri, Kannauj, Firozabad and whatever seats Mayawati ji and RLD's Jayant ji and Ajit Singh contest from. We will also give two seats to Apna Dal - Gonda and Pilibhit."

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