As Akhilesh Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav – the primary opposition forces in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar – addressed a joint press convention immediately, a query on Rahul Gandhi and Congress was meant to rub of their distinction on a core alliance query.
However Tejashwi Yadav, the son of jailed RJD chief Lalu Yadav, deftly dealt with what might have been a difficult query.
“In Bihar, Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is part of your alliance however in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati have left the social gathering out. What do you need to say?” Tejashwi Yadav was requested.
He replied: “Our goal is to defeat the BJP. You noticed how in current by-polls Samajwadi Occasion and Bahujan Samaj Occasion (BSP) have been sufficient to defeat the BJP. Rahul Gandhi has additionally mentioned whether or not or not he’s a part of the alliance, the BJP must be defeated.”
When the questions persisted, Tejashwi Yadav, who’s seen to be near Rahul Gandhi, mentioned: “We’re not completely different.”
Tejashwi Yadav met with Mayawati on Sunday and Akhilesh Yadav immediately. He mentioned the Samajwadi Occasion-BSP alliance, introduced by the 2 former UP chief ministers on Saturday, was one thing that his father Lalu Yadav had talked about.
“Now in UP and Bihar, contemplate the BJP worn out. With this gatbandhan (alliance) within the two huge states, the BJP is robotically 100 seats down,” Tejashwi Yadav mentioned.
The BSP and Samajwadi had mentioned whereas asserting their tie-up that they didn’t see any advantage of together with the Congress of their alliance. “Previous expertise tells us that the Congress cannot switch votes to us. We be sure that votes are transferred to the Congress however they do not reciprocate. We’ve got determined that we’ll not tie up with a celebration just like the Congress throughout the nation, the place they can not switch votes to us,” Mayawati mentioned.
On Sunday, the Congress responded saying that earlier its employees have been making ready to contest 25 seats in UP, now the social gathering would contest all 80 seats.