A day after Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party announced their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) chief Shivpal Yadav on Sunday announced that his party is ready to form an alliance with the Congress. The SP president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati made the alliance keeping the Congress out.
Shivpal clarified that though his party hasn’t had talks with Congress yet but they are open to talks with the grand old party.
“Abhi humari baat toh nahi hui hai lekin jitne bhi secular party hain, Congress bhi hai. Agar Congress humse sampark karegi, humse baat karegi, toh main bilkul taiyaar hu (We haven’t had a talk yet but there are many secular parties and Congress is one of them. If they contact us, speaks to us, then we’re absoltuely ready),” said Shivpal.