After BSP, Congress may lose SP too as Akhilesh says he’s ‘waited too long’

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SP President Akhilesh Yadav’s remarks come days after BSP President Mayawati parted ways with the Congress

SP Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav. Photo: ANI

The (SP) Saturday said it has “waited too long” for the Congress and will now “consult” the BSP and the Gondwana Gantantra Party for the

The SP’s move comes days after (BSP) president Mayawati parted ways with the Congress, alleging that the Rahul Gandhi-led party was adopting a stubborn attitude and it was out to finish her party.

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“We have waited too long for the Congress. How much longer should we wait? We will now consult the Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP), with which we had an alliance, and the BSP for the coming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh,” SP president said in Lucknow.

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Yadav had asked the Congress to show large-heartedness for the upcoming elections as any delay will prompt smaller parties to declare their candidates.

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First Published: Sat, October 06 2018. 14:41 IST

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