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Mayawati slams Bhim Army chief, wants more seats in alliances

IANS  |  Lucknow 

BSP on Sunday took on Chandra aka Ravana, saying she can "never have a relation with these sort of people".

The former Minister also made it clear that the must be given a fair number of seats if it was to join a broad-based alliance to defeat the BJP.

The chief, who spent 15 months in jail after his arrest under the National Security Act (NSA) for his alleged role in the violence in Shabbirpur village in in May 2017, was freed on Friday.

He announced then that he had no differences with Mayawati, whom he considered a "bua".

Addressing the media, said: "For the past few days, a man who was recently released from jail is trying to call me 'Bua'. I can never have a relation with these sort of people."

She said she was not against a grand alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but would come on board only if her party was given a respectable share of seats in states where it was a

"Otherwise, we will go alone," said.

The BSP is reportedly in talks with the to sew up alliance in Madhya Pradesh, and where it is a All three states will see Assembly polls soon.



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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 14:14 IST