Samajwadi Party will fight the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh polls alone said the party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and asserted that the party won’t enter into any alliance with any political party though he offered a merger to those willing to join him.
“Samajwadi Party will not go for any alliance in the elections. If any party wishes to merge with the SP they are welcome,” said Yadav.
Stating further he said that some parties like Mukhtar Ansari’s Qaumi Ekta
Dal has merged with SP. The merger was opposed by his son and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Earlier in the week several party leaders had hinted that SP would alliance with several local and national secular parties.
The presumptions of SP-Congress alliance was being made after Congress senior leader and UP strategist Prashant Kishor had met Mulayam and Akhilesh last week.
The SP chief had also met RLD chief Ajit Singh and JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav in New Delhi fueling the speculations of a grand alliance in UP.
The senior leaders of the party said that Mulayam is focussing on a merger then alliance to ensure that loyalties after election in case of hung house does not shift.