After BSP supremo Mayawati allegedly decided to sever all ties with the Uttar Pradesh ally, Samajwadi Party, the party chief Akhilesh Yadav has given his first response over the development.
While the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh refused to categorically respond over the probable fragile Mahagathbandhan, he simply stated that he is not aware.
He said, "I have no idea, but there would be work on-ground and only then we will be able to fight the BJP."
Earlier in the day, during an assessment meeting of the BSP in New Delhi, Mayawati accused her ally SP for the poll defeat against BJP in Uttar Pradesh.
Republic Media Network learnt that Mayawati accused the party leaders for working against the Mahagathbandhan and failing to gain votes.
The stability of the Mahagathbandhan was speculated since its inception considering that SP-BSP have been arch enemies in the state.
Accused for playing opportunistic politics and forming an anti-Modi front, the Magathbandhan of regional parties drew only 15 seats (SP-5 and BSP-10) out of 80 seats in the state. Amid a Modi wave 2.0, the combined vote-share of SP-BSP dropped from 42.2% in Lok Sabha 2014 elections to 37.3% in 2019.
Whereas, the saffron party won 64 seats, 11 less than 2014 and saw a boost in their vote-share of 42.3% in 2014 to 49.6% in Lok Sabha 2019 elections. While the Congress was confined to just one seat in Rae Bareli that the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi won.
Following the lost, before accusing SP, Mayawati had also accused the BJP of EVM hacking during the electoral process with EVMs.
In what was called as a massive win for any party in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in 2014 Parliamentary elections, BJP won 71 seats with its ally Apna Dal winning 2 seats, that brought the NDA tally to 73. The Congress faced an embarrassing defeat in the state with getting only 2 seats and the BSP, once the ruling party of the state gained no seats, while the SP was able to save their prestige by bagging 5 seats, mostly in their strongholds.