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No alliance with Congress in any state: Mayawati

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(BSP) on Tuesday asserted that her party will not stitch an alliance with in any state for the upcoming elections.

"It has been reiterated once again that BSP will not have any alliance with party in any state, to contest the upcoming elections," she said after a meeting with BSP's state party presidents over the preparation, candidates' selection and strategy for Lok Sabha polls.

"BSP-alliance is working with respect and it is considered as 'first and perfect' in UP, Uttarakhand and This alliance is capable of defeating BJP and bringing about societal changes which are needed for interest," it read.

"There are many parties willing to forge an alliance with BSP but we do not want to do it for political benefits."

Earlier, and BSP, while announcing their alliance, said they will contest 37 and 38 seats, respectively, in the upcoming polls.

The two parties had also agreed not to field candidates from and Amethi, currently represented by UPA and Rahul Gandhi, respectively.

In Uttar Pradesh, the highest number seats--80 Lok Sabha seats--is at stake. Congress has decided to contest all 80 seats after the party was not made a part of the SP-BSP alliance.

The Congress leadership had said that they will fight the Lok Sabha polls with 'full force' in

It is worth mentioning that Congress fought Assembly elections in alliance with in 2017. However, the BJP had registered a landslide victory.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 16:06 IST