Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati confirmed the speculations of BSP fighting by-elections alone. Addressing the media persons, Mayawati said, “We can’t ignore political compulsions.
In the results of Lok Sabha elections in UP, base vote of Samajwadi Party, the ‘Yadav’ community, didn’t support the party. Even strong contenders of SP were defeated.” She further added, “It’s not a permanent break. If we feel in future that SP chief succeeds in his political work, we’ll again work together. But if he doesn’t succeed, it’ll be good for us to work separately. So we’ve decided to fight the by-elections alone.”