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Tejashwi Yadav meets Mayawati after SP-BSP tie-up

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

RJD has met BSP supremo here after the announcement of a pre-poll alliance between her party and the SP in for the polls this year.

The Rashtriya arrived in the state capital Sunday night and met the chief, during which the two leaders exchanged greetings, RJD sources said Monday.

The of opposition in Assembly hoped that the alliance formed for will be extended to his state and all parties will work together to defeat the BJP, sources said.

They said despite the alliance being announced in Uttar Pradesh, parties like the RJD could be accommodated on isolated seats on the lines of Kairana, where won on RLD ticket in a bye-election though she had close links with the

In return, the RJD, which is an ally of the in Bihar, could accommodate some candidates of the BSP and the in the state, sources said.

told reporters, "I am the youngest. I have come to wish her (Mayawati) on her birthday in advance and take blessings... she is a mature leader and we should keep getting her guidance in future."

Later, he shared his pictures with on social media, in which he is seen touching the feet of the BSP supremo.

The alliance in is realisation of the dream of Lalu Prasad for defeating communal forces, said, adding that the alliance will help whitewash the saffron party from both Uttar Pradesh and

Once arch-rivals, the and the BSP announced Saturday their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 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

They also left two seats out of the 80 in the state for smaller allies, without naming them. But there have been talks with Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 16:05 IST