The Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party on Monday announced that they will fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections together in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Both the parties are already alliance partners in Uttar Pradesh for the general elections.
A statement signed jointly by Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati here said, “Both have together decided to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in alliance in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.”
The statement released by the BSP said, Under this alliance, the Samajwadi Party will contest three seats in Madhya Pradesh – Balaghat, Tikamgarh and Khajuraho and one in Uttarakhand- Gadhwal (Pauri), while the BSP will contest on all the remaining seats.
In Uttarakhand which has 5 Lok Sabha seats, the SP will contest the Garhwal (Pauri) seat and the BSP will fight in three, according to a joint statement by Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati.