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Mayawati signals break-up of SP-BSP grand alliance

Soon after the conclusion of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, cracks have started to show up in the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

Expressing her disappointment over the poll debacle, BSP supremo Mayawati has indicated a break up of the alliance and said that the party should focus on strengthening itself rather than relying on coalitions.

The BSP chief on Monday held a meeting with the BSP’s Uttar Pradesh unit to review the election results, as well as asked the members to be prepared to contest the assembly by-elections on their own.

According to sources, she told the gathering that the 10 seats the party won in Uttar Pradesh were due to its traditional votebank. She added that despite the alliance the Yadav votes did not work in favour of BSP.

Angry over the party’s poor performances in the recent polls, Mayawati has made several changes in party leadership too. In a meeting held on Saturday she dismissed State presidents of Delhi and Madhya Pradesh as well as removed election coordinators of six states.

Post the recent development, the BJP launched a scathing attack at the Grand-alliance.

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