In a major political development which has the potential to change the face of Indian politics, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday announced the alliance between the two parties for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Addressing a joint press conference with Akhilesh, Mayawati said the alliance would give sleepless nights to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah.
On his part, the SP chief said that he has joined hands with the BSP only to help people get rid of the BJP. Akhilesh also used the press conference to send a clear message to his cadres that they need to work together with BSP workers for the upcoming elections. “From today onwards, all the SP workers should know that the disrespect of Mayawati ji will be my disrespect,” he said.