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No post-poll tie-up with BJP: BSP

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

today ruled out any tie-up with after the Assembly elections next year and accused the of trying to mislead Muslims to help the saffron party.

"There is no truth in allegations levelled by SP that and can come together to form the next government...Their aim is to mislead the Muslim voters, who are disenchanted with them and coming with us in large numbers, so as to help BJP," national general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui said.

Alleging that and SP were taking care of each other's interests, Siddiqui cited examples to prove that whenever SP was strong it was BJP which had gained strength whereas a strong BSP has harmed BJP in the state.

Siddiqui said that Yadav's "birth in politics was due to and BJP" and accused the SP of having a secret understanding with the saffron party.

The BSP leader said that though his party formed government with BJP's support three times, it never toed the ideology of or BJP.

"BSP supremo Mayawati sacrificed her government when she was being dictated terms," he said.

Taking SP to task for making promises to Muslims which cannot be fulfilled like reservation, Siddiqui said the community will not fall prey to their designs anymore.

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

First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 17:57 IST