Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief, Mayawati, has dismissed accusations from other parties regarding alliance speculations, emphasizing that her party will not engage in any coalition. She categorically ruled out the possibility of forming an alliance with either the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) or the opposition coalition known as I.N.D.I.A.
Just a day before the I.N.D.I.A meeting scheduled in Mumbai, Mayawati made it unequivocally clear that she will remain independent from any alliance. She also criticized the media for disseminating unfounded rumors about her intentions to join a coalition.
Taking to social media to share this stance, Mayawati stated that her party is set to contest elections in five states this year and the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha polls as a standalone entity. She firmly rejected the idea of forming alliances with any other political groups. She asserted that both the ruling alliance and the opposition have been propagating baseless claims about BSP. It had previously been speculated that the I.N.D.I.A alliance was in talks with Mayawati for potential collaboration.
Mayawati underlined that both the NDA and I.N.D.I.A alliances consist of parties that are against the interests of the impoverished, promote caste divisions, breed communal discord, and favor the affluent—issues that BSP has been combatting since its inception. She firmly stated that BSP will never align itself with such alliances. Reflecting on the 2007 Uttar Pradesh elections, Mayawati reminded her supporters that her party will venture into the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and contests in five states independently. This reaffirms her statement issued on August 23, reiterating the party’s stance against forming alliances.