LUCKNOW: Announcing the alliance, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati had exuded confidence that the tie-up is for good. However, it seems that other leaders of the party do not share the same enthusiasm towards the alliance.
Samajwadi Party MLA from Sirsaganj Hariom Yadav on Sunday voiced his dissent on the decision alleging Mayawati's dominance in the alliance. The MLA claimed that the alliance will continue only till Akhilesh does what Mayawati tells him to do. "The alliance will not be successful. It will work only till the SP chief follows what the BSP chief says and till the time he keeps kneeling before her," he said.
SP MLA Hariom Yadav on SP-BSP alliance, yesterday: SP-BSP alliance will not work in Firozabad. It won't be successful here. Yeh gathbandhan tabhi tak chal sakta hai jab tak humare rashtriya adhyakshji Behenji ki haan mein haan milate rahenge aur ghutne tekte rahenge. pic.twitter.com/cvLLfagJcC
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He also added that when the alliance could not work with a person like Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) at the helm, how will it work between Mayawati and Akhilesh.
An anti-BJP alliance formed by the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party had last week announced that the two parties will contest on 38 seats each. While it reserved two seats for other smaller allies, it decided not to contest in Gandhi bastions Raebareli and Amethi.