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SP to contest sans Cong, looks for tie-up with Vanchit Aghadi

DNMUM442825 | 9/12/2019 | Author : Dhaval Kulkarni | WC :448

Party’s sole Maha MLA Abu Azmi blames Congress for not responding to its offer for an alliance

In yet another jolt for the Congress, which is beset with desertions from its ranks, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has declared that it will go solo in the state Assembly polls. However, the SP is exploring the possibility of an alliance with Prakash Ambedkar’s Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA). The VBA’s seat-sharing talks with the Owaisi-led All India Majlis E Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) have fallen through.
Abu Asim Azmi, who is the sole SP legislator in Maharashtra, blamed the Congress for not responding to its offer for an alliance and confirmed they would contest on their own steam. The SP was eager to join hands with the Congress-NCP led front for the Maharashtra Assembly elections to “prevent a division of secular votes.”
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