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Congress Alliance with BSP in Madhya Pradesh is possible, says Kamal Nath

Congress Alliance with BSP in Madhya Pradesh is possible, says Kamal Nath

In Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections, for the first time in the forthcoming assembly elections, there might be an alliance between Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the first time. In Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, Congress and BSP are also planning a similar Alliance. Kamal Nath, the newly elected president of the Madhya Pradesh Congress, has confirmed this matter with a media organization. However, it not yet confirmed, but according to some congress officials, Kamalnath is talking to Mayawati. According to Election commission source, For the last 20 years, the BSP has retained nearly seven percent of the vote share in Madhya Pradesh.

And if the 37 percent vote share of the Congress of the last assembly elections is added to it, then this alliance can create a problem for the ruling BJP. In the last assembly elections, the BJP has been sharing 45 percent of the vote and is currently facing anti-incumbency due to being in power for last fifteen years. Likewise the alliance in Madhya Pradesh, there might also talk of a coalition of BSP in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh Assembly elections also. In both these places, BSP’s vote share is almost the same. In a meeting with Mayawati, Kamal Nath has discussed two options. First, the pre-election alliance and second, an understanding under which such candidates should be created who can cut BJP’s vote share in every assembly.

During the press conference, Kamal Nath told, “I have spoken to Mayawati and we have full confidence that we will come to an agreement. Madhya Pradesh’s Shivraj Govt and the Central Modi Govt are like a tragedy for the people of this country and the Congress is committed to unite the opposition against them. According to some of the sources, Rahul Gandhi has given Kamalnath complete exemption to cooperate with Mayawati. Only to inform them when the alliance is fully agreed. Significantly, there are a total of 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh Assembly. BJP has 165, Congress 58, Bahujan Samaj Party four and three independents. Mayawati’s party BSP has good support in Dalits. In Madhya Pradesh, Dalits vote is about 15.62 percent.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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