SP and BSP announce their tie-up in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Last Modified Saturday, 12 January 2019 (13:14 IST)
Lucknow: The much awaited Mahagathbandhan of and was announced here on Saturday by  and Akhilesh Yadav.
In a crowded press conference  here, Ms Mayawati and Mr Yadav informed that the alliance  will contest 38 seats each with leaving 2 each for smaller parties and Congress even blaming the Congress and 'equating' it with the BJP.
Both Ms Mayawati and Mr Yadav minced no word to criticise the BJP and termed their 'new friendship' as a 'natural alliance and as it was required' to save the country and countrymen. 
Mayawati also said that she had forgotten the June 5,1995 guest house incident in view of the present political 'scenario' in the country.(UNI)