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SP-BSP alliance strong,NDA should strengthen itself: Chirag Paswan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP ally (LJP) Saturday described the SP-BSP alliance as a strong electoral combination and said the ruling NDA should strengthen itself to challenge the opposition.

Chirag Paswan, however, slammed the alliance of once arch-rivals, saying it was the tie-up between those who have acquired assets beyond their known sources of income, a reference to old cases against BSP supremo Mayawati and patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The and the announced Saturday their tie-up in for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the out of the alliance.

The parties, however, said they would not field candidates in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by and

Paswan said both the parties ruled for long where people were forced to migrate due to unemployment and crime.

He said that as an electoral strategy, the SP-BSP alliance is strong. The BJP-led should also strengthen itself to challenge it so that the people of UP could give the SP-BSP combine a befitting reply, he said.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 21:30 IST