Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati shared the stage with Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav after a span of 25 years. Mayawati campaigned for Mulayam Singh at Mainpuri. She stated, “People here respect Mulayam as their true leader. He is not fake like BJP and Narendra Modi who claims to be from backward classes. You should vote for Mulayam Singh so that he wins convincingly.”It took more than 25 years for both the parties to join hands once again to stop the BJP juggernaut in Lok Sabha polls.
Mulayam Singh thanked Mayawati and said, “Both the parties have come together after a long period of time. I hope that both BSP-SP alliance will win Lok Sabha polls by a big margin. I welcome Mayawati today and I have immense respect for her. We should continue to respect her as she has always come forward to lend a helping hand to Samajwadi Party.”
SP and BSP had an alliance to contest the 1995 UP assembly polls.