No tie-up for UP polls, says BSP gen secy; backs Opposition unity but on own terms
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No tie-up for UP polls, says BSP gen secy; backs Opposition unity but on own terms

Newsdesk |
September 12, 2021

BSP national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra asserted Saturday that the party would stick by its decision to fight the 2022 Assembly elections alone, citing its “bitter experience” with its 2019 alliance with the Samajwadi Party.


New Delhi, 12 September 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, Speaking at an Idea Exchange session of The Indian Express, Mishra also said that while the BSP has always sided with the Opposition, it would do so on its own terms. Asked about the BSP often voting with the government on crucial Bills, he said this was done after careful deliberation on what was in national and public interest. Talking specifically about the abrogation of Article 370, the BSP leader said, “This was in line with Dr Ambedkar’s thinking. Even the BJP was surprised, it did not know we were going to support the move. The thinking was very reasonable — that while J&K has a small number of Muslims compared to the rest of the country, there are restrictions when it comes to marrying people from outside, owning property there, becoming permanent citizens there.”

Source - indianexpress.com

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