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Excluding Congress in SP-BSP alliance not correct: Raghuvansh

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarpur 

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh Sunday said that exclusion of from the SP-BSP alliance in was wrong and not a good sign for future alliances at national level.

Singh, RJD's national vice president, suggested that the mistake should be rectified by including the "grand old party" in the alliance.

RJD is part of the that comprises Congress, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, Hindustani Awam Morcha (S) and Mukesh Sahni's (VIP).

"This (SP-BSP alliance excluding Congress) is not good. They have stitched an alliance leaving out of it. The grand alliance should be formed with Congress," Singh told reporters here.

Arch rivals and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had yesterday announced a tie-up in for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the out of the alliance.

He said the alliance was suited for the state but not for at a national level.

"If we (opposition) have to provide an alternative on national level, then all the forces opposing BJP must unite in order to defeat them (BJP)," he said adding "it is high time that they (SP-BSP) should rectify it (exclusion of Congress from alliance)."

The (S), another constituent of the Grand Alliance in Bihar, has also expressed reservation over Congress' exclusion in the alliance announced by UP's satraps Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav.

HAM(S) and former CM Jitan had said "if they (SP-BSP) neglect Congress in UP, then they may have to face loss as BJP may be able to gain from it".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 17:45 IST