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Ignoring us in UP will be 'dangerous mistake': Congress

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Giving out a stern message to the (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP), which are likely to announce their alliance for the polls, the on Friday said ignoring the grand old party will be a "dangerous mistake".

Reacting to BSP supremo Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav's joint press conference to be held in Uttar Pradesh's capital on Saturday, here said it is the responsibility of the opposition parties to synergize their efforts to uproot the Narendra Modi-led government.

"The objective of all such parties including the SP and the BSP is similar and clear -- to try and eliminate this kind of autocratic and absolute mis-governance, to remove such people from the electoral map.

"Every such party has the responsibility to synergise and ensure the efficiency of that outcome. Each of such parties have the obligation to do so. Those who do not do it will be blamed by the public," Singhvi told the media here.

With both BSP and SP snubbing the Congress, Singhvi warned of the consequences of ignoring the party.

"Nobody should underestimate the with its reach, presence and support base in Congress is an established party in the state... We may have fallen in difficult times but ignoring us will be a dangerous mistake," asserted Singhvi.

The Congress leader, however, was quick to add: "We are hopeful of a happy and harmonious relation with them in the coming days."

Both SP and BSP, which supported the Congress in forming governments in and Madhya Pradesh, reportedly are willing to give only two seats in to the Congress -- Amethi and Raebareli, the constituencies of Congress and Sonia Gandhi, respectively.



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 17:34 IST