The Samajwadi Party, which had earlier tied up with Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party and Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) to take on the BJP, on Tuesday announced that the Nishad Party, Janwadi Party (Socialist), and the Rasthriya Samanta Dal have joined the alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
“Nishad Party, Janwadi Party (Socialist) and Rashtriya Samanta Dal will work for ensuring success of alliance candidates throughout the state,” SP chief Akhilesh Yadav told a joint press conference with leaders of these parties here.
Uttar Pradesh has 80 Lok Sabha seats.
Yadav alleged that the BJP was using the Governor, government agencies, and the media for its campaign.
Attacking the BJP, he said, “The main issue for BJP in these polls are only opposition and ‘chowkidar’ and campaigners of the BJP are governor, government agencies and media.”
He was referring to Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh’s statement that Narendra Modi should become the Prime Minister once again.
Yadav also said, “My team is working on issues that are to be taken up. We will come out with a manifesto soon.”