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Wait and watch: Ram Gopal Yadav on possible SP-BSP alliance

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior today refused to comment on the possibility of an alliance with the BSP for the next elections in 2019, saying "just wait and watch".

Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Yadav said that the victory of the SP in both Gorakhpur and Phulpur bye-elections was a referendum against the

"Me and my party are grateful to the BSP and its workers who worked hard to ensure the victory of the SP candidate in these by-polls. As far as 2019 is concerned, just wait and watch. And hope for the best," Yadav said.

Most of the SP MPs in the House were today seen wearing the party's traditional red cap.

Speaking in the well of the Lok Sabha, attacked the Gorakhpur DM for allegedly delaying the announcement of the initial trends of counting.

The SP today wrested both the Gorakhpur and Phulpur seats from BJP, which had won them in 2014

BSP, the SP's arch-rival, had extended support to the Akhilesh Yadav-led party in these bypolls

The victory on these two seats assumes significance as Gorakhpur was won by Yogi Adityanath, while Phulpur was won by Keshav Prasad Maurya, who is currently the deputy of the state, in the 2014 elections.

Both Yogi and Maurya resigned from their respective Lok Sabha seats after they were appointed as and deputy of the BJP government in the state last year.

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

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 22:40 IST
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