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BSP will support Congress in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh: Mayawati

12 December, 2018 6:55 AM
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BSP will support Congress in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh: Mayawati

NEW DELHI: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will support the Congress in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, announced party supremo Mayawati to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party at bay in upcoming.

“With a heavy heart, the public chose Congress in three states. Chhattisgarh, MP, and Rajasthan didn't give another chance to BJP,” said Mayawati while reacting to the Assembly poll verdict on Wednesday.

She also said that if the need arises, the BSP will support the Congress in Rajasthan to form the next government. "We don't agree with the ideology of the Congress. But we will support it to keep the BJP out of power," she said here.

She also thanked all BSP workers for their hardwork and success. The Bahujan Samaj Party won two seats in Madhya Pradesh.

The Congress secured emerged victorious in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and became the single-largest party in Madhya Pradesh. It, however, was knocked out of power in Mizoram with the Mizo National Front (MNF) sweeping the polls. K Chandrasekhar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) secured the absolute majority in Telangana. In Chhattisgarh, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled for 15 years, the Congress swept a clear two-third majority with 68 seats, against the half-way mark of 46. Likewise, in the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly, the Congress bagged 99 seats, while its pre-poll ally Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) won one. In Madhya Pradesh, which witnessed a long-drawn countdown to the results, Congress secured 114 seats, missing the majority mark by two seats.


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