Pragitisheel Samajwadi Part-Lohia (PSPL) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav on Sunday said that his party is ready to form an alliance with the Congress in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Speaking to ANI, Yadav said; "The SP-BSP alliance is a 'thugbandhan' and is for money. It is possible that the money must have been taken before forging the alliance".
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However, Yadav further stated that no talks have so far been held in connection with forging an alliance with the Congress. "There have been no talks with the Congress party as yet. The Congress is also a secular party and f it approaches us to defeat the BJP, we will lend our support", he said.
Yadav's statement comes a day after the SP and the BSP announced forging an alliance among themselves keeping the Congress party out of the new alignment.
Yadav, who parted ways with SP also expressed interest to forge an alliance among all secular parties including the Congress to oust BJP from power in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
"No alliance can defeat the BJP without upport from the PSPL, the Bahujan Mukti Party and our other allies. We are ready to form an alliance with other secular parties to defeat the BJP in the Lok Sabha Elections and oust it from power at the Centre", Yadav stated.
The SP and BSP on Saturday announced that they would contest on 38 seats each in the state. However, it added that both the parties would not field candidates against Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and UPA chairperson in Rae Bareli.