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Mayawati gives big blow to Congress, says no alliance with Cong in MP, Rajasthan

She accused the Congress of trying to "finish" the BSP, saying the grand old party is more interested in ending destroying her party than dislodging the BJP

New Delhi: In a big blow to Congress’s efforts to form mahagathbandhan before this year states elections and 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Mayawati Wednesday announced that her party will contest Assembly elections in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh either on its own or in alliance with regional parties but not with the Congress.

Hitting out at Congress, BSP supremo Mayawati today said Congress has a casteist mindset and some party leaders don’t want an alliance. Mayawati said leaders like Digvijaya Singh do not wish for a Congress- BSP alliance.

“Digvijaya Singh, who is also a BJP agent, is giving statements that Mayawati has a lot of pressure from Centre so she doesn’t want this alliance. This is baseless,” Mayawati said.

“They (Congress) are getting arrogant and are under the misconception that they can defeat BJP on their own but the ground reality is that people haven’t forgiven Congress party for their mistakes and corruption. They don’t seem to be ready to rectify themselves,” she said.

She accused the Congress of trying to “finish” the BSP, saying the grand old party is more interested in ending destroying her party than dislodging the BJP.

“In Karnataka, we tied up with a regional party. In Chhattisgarh too, we did the same. Now we have decided to go alone in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. We may go with regional parties there but certainly with the Congress,” she read out a statement.

Mayawati had earlier announced that the BSP will tie up with Ajit Jogi’s party for the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls.

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