Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Tejashwi Yadav Backs SP-BSP Alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Says 'Our Motive is to Defeat BJP'
Tejashwi Yadav backs Sp-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh (Photo Credits: ANI)

Lucknow, January 14: As the Lok Sabha Elections are drawing closer, the political atmosphere in the country has started heating up. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav today met Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav to garner support against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the centre. Speaking at a joint press conference in Lucknow, Tejashwi said that their primary motive is to defeat BJP in the coming parliamentary elections. Tejashwi Yadav Dares Narendra Modi to Form JPC on Rafale.

While taking a jibe Narendra Modi government over alleged misuse of investigative agencies including Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) against his father Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejashwi stated, “CBI and ED are no longer agencies, they have now become alliance partners of BJP. Lalu ji is in jail only because Modi ji saw him as a threat.” Opposition Unity Important for Protecting Constitution, Institutions: RJD Leader Tejashwi Yadav.

He praised the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh. The RJD leader said that both the parties are enough to beat the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections and the recently held by-elections are indicating the same. Tejashwi further added, “You can also read Rahul ji's statement, he has said 'BJP is not going to get seats here, who is in the alliance is not important.” Meanwhile, Akhilesh in a veiled attack on the Narendra Modi government said that he wants new prime minister in the new year.

Yesterday, Tejashwi also met Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief (BSP) Mayawati in New Delhi. He welcomed the grand alliance" in Uttar Pradesh between the SP and BSP. On Saturday, both the parties formally announced an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. The SP and BSP will contest on 38 seats each. Meanwhile, two seats are left for UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi while the remaining two for the possible alliance partner.