Akhilesh Yadav says SP-Congress ties continue to be good but doesn't commit to fighting 2019 LS election together

Akhilesh Yadav said his ties with the Congress continue to be good but stopped short of saying if the two parties will fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections together.

IANS March 15, 2018 14:12:40 IST
Akhilesh Yadav says SP-Congress ties continue to be good but doesn't commit to fighting 2019 LS election together

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said his ties with the Congress will continue to be good but stopped short of saying if the two parties will fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections together.

"I cannot comment on what will happen in the future. Our ties with the Congress will continue to be good," Akhilesh Yadav told reporters, a day after the Samajwadi Party snatched two BJP strongholds - Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur and his deputy Keshav Maurya's Phulpur parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh - with the support of the BSP.

Akhilesh Yadav says SPCongress ties continue to be good but doesnt commit to fighting 2019 LS election together

File image of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. AFP

He was replying to a question whether the SP will tie up with the Congress in the next Lok Sabha elections.

Akhilesh Yadav said the Samajwadi Party "respects all" and "sometimes we have to shed past baggage". "Our ties are good with everyone," he said, commenting on the BSP's support to the Samajwadi Party in the Uttar Pradesh by-polls.

The former chief minister said the SP's "big win" in the by-polls was the victory of the "Dalits, poor, labourers, minorities and the other marginalised sections of the society".

"The lotus could not bloom in Phulpur... Their arrogance has been defeated. We hope their language will change."

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