Nishad Party, 2 other outfits join SP-BSP-RLD alliance for Lok Sabha polls in UP
The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday announced an alliance with the Nishad Party, Janvadi Party (Socialist) and the Rasthriya Samanta Dal for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh.
The SP has earlier tied up with the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party and the Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal to take on the BJP.
Nishad Party, Janvadi Party (Socialist) and Rashtriya Samanta Dal will work towards ensuring the success of the alliance across the state, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said.
Uttar Pradesh has 80 Lok Sabha seats.
Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party, Yadav alleged that the party was using governor, government agencies and the media for its campaign.
He was referring to Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh's statement that Narendra Modi should become the prime minister once again.
On March 23, Singh had said: “We are all BJP workers and we want the BJP to emerge victorious. We want that Modiji should become the prime minister. It is important for the country.”
Replying to a question, Yadav said: “My team is working on issues that are to be taken up. We will come out with a manifesto soon.”