No Alliance in UP, Congress Will Fight Elections On Its Own: Jyotiraditya ScindiaMarch 09, 2019 17:24
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Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress General Secretary Incharge of western Uttar Pradesh ruled out any alliance with SP-BSP in the state and took a jibe at the Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav’s two seats remark on congress.
Recently on being asked about Congress, Akhilesh Yadav said , “Congress is a part of the (SP-BSP) alliance. It has two seats in UP and they (Congress) will fight on those two seats.”
Congress leader attacking Yadav,said that, “Congress is even ready to leave 2-3 Lok Sabha seats in the state for them."
“We have always said that dialogue and discussion are very necessary. These must happen from both the sides. They should think about it too,” he said on alliance.
He said, "We have stated it time and again that our primary aim is to establish a UPA government at the Centre. We are going to fight the elections on our own in Uttar Pradesh."
''If he (akhilesh yadav) thinks like that, we too will leave two-three seats for them,” he said.
He further added, “We respect the decision that SP and Bahujan Samajwadi Party have taken, but we will fight elections on our own in UP.”
Scindia said, “As of now, they (SP-BSP) are trying to traverse a different path although for the same goal."
He said, “We are going to establish Congress on the grass-root level in UP and we are committed to go ahead on that path.”
Scindia urged ‘like-minded' parties to think alike. “Like-minded parties should think alike. We respect all political parties. Our paths may be different but our goal is the same,” he said.
On leaders who have joined the party, he said, “Our doors are open for all those who want to make a new Uttar Pradesh. It is a matter of pride for us as well that they are joining us. This is a partnership based on principles and this will last long.”
“The Congress party under Rahul Gandhi doesn't believe in give and take. This is my message to the people of UP as well that Congress was, is and will be standing with you under all circumstances. We want a UP free of corruption and unemployment,” he said.
By Sai Kumar