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We're not different... aim is to remove BJP: Tejashwi on Cong exclusion from SP-BSP alliance

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Contradictions between opposition parties won't be allowed to hamper the fight against the saffron party in the elections as "the aim is same, to remove the BJP", stressed Monday, seeking to downplay the Congress' exclusion from the BSP-SP alliance in

The (SP) and the on Saturday announced their alliance in Uttar Pradesh, sharing 38 seats each and leaving two seats for smaller parties. They also left and Amethi seats for and respectively.

To a question on the being left out of the alliance in UP, the RJD leader, whose party is in alliance with the grand old party in Bihar, said, "The aim is same, to defeat the BJP... all saw how the SP and BSP gave a stern reply to the BJP in the recent bypolls (in UP). The result is before everyone."

Sharing the dias with Akhilesh Yadav, the told reporters, "You must also have seen the statement of that whether he is there or not, BJP will not get seats and this is enough."

"We are not different... they win here, we win there, it is the same thing," Tejashwi Yadav, who also met Mayawati on Sunday, said.

The on Sunday announced it would go it alone on all 80 seats in in the upcoming general election, but stressed that it would accommodate any secular force capable of taking on the ruling BJP.

Asked who will campaign for whom during the polls hustings, said whoever is required will go out for campaigning in and Bihar, which are both big states.

While announcing the alliance on Saturday, Mayawati had said,"In the past I have seen that our votes get transferred to the Congress, but not vice-versa. We do not gain from an alliance with the Congress, whereas the vote transfer is perfect in an SP-BSP tie-up."

Drawing a parallel between the BJP and the Congress, the BSP had also said the Congress had imposed Emergency while the BJP is responsible for an undeclared Emergency.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 18:50 IST