NCP in seat-sharing talks with SP for UP polls, decided on one seat so far: Malik

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik on Saturday said his party is in talks with the Samajwadi Party (SP) on a seat-sharing formula for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh and has so far decided on a seat for the NCP. Has been.

He also said that the current situation in Uttar Pradesh is the same as in 1993 when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was barred from capturing power in that state.

Talking to reporters here, NCP chief spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Malik said, “NCP and Samajwadi Party have decided one seat on which we (NCP) will contest. Talks are on about other seats. The current one. The situation is the same in Uttar Pradesh as in 1993, when the BJP was ousted from power.”

In the 1993 Uttar Pradesh elections, SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav joined hands with the then Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Kanshi Ram to give a blow to the BJP. The SP-BSP alliance formed the government with the support of other parties, even as the BJP emerged as the single largest party at that time.

Malik further said, “The people of Uttar Pradesh are rejecting the identity politics of BJP, which is creating dominance of one community over another. Hence, groups like Dalits, OBCs, laborers and farmers move away from BJP for good. are going.”

Talking about the upcoming assembly elections in other states, he said the NCP has forged an alliance with the Congress in Manipur, but no progress has been made on seat-sharing in Goa.

That’s why the NCP, like last time, is contemplating to contest alone in Goa, he said. Earlier this week, NCP president Sharad Pawar had said that his party would contest the UP elections as part of the SP-led alliance.

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