Lucknow: If the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party coalition is formed, Mayawati may contest Lok Sabha elections from her old constituency Bijnor’s Nagina safe seat or Ambedkar Nagar. However sources say that it all depends on the formation of a coalition between the two parties.
Significantly, in 1989 Mayawati had contested from Bijnore and had elected for the Lok Sabha. Because of the Dalit-Muslim equation, Mayawati won from this seat and this seat is traditionally considered to BSP. Similarly, she has won election from Ambedkar Nagar due to Dalit-Muslim unity.
Mayawati fills enthusiasm among supporters
Party supporters have a frustration with the defeat of the BSP in the UP Assembly elections 2012-2017 and Lok Sabha elections 2014. It is being told that this time Mayawati herself can also enter the electoral field to increase the enthusiasm of BSP supporters. Let me tell you that she has been Lok Sabha MP in 1998, 1999 and 2004. She has also been a Rajya Sabha MP, but resigned last year.
However, Congress has advocated contesting the general elections under the leadership of Mayawati. A big leader of Congress and former governor Aziz Qureshi said in a press conference held in Lucknow on Wednesday that if the accord not formed on the name of Rahul Gandhi, then the ‘Maha Gathbandhan’ (grand alliance) should contest the 2019 elections under the leadership of Mayawati, and if the three parties (SP-BSP-Congress) comes together then the way to remove Modi will be clear.
Message of solidarity
Although there has not been any formal talk of contesting Mayawati’s election on behalf of the BSP, but after the results of the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bye-election, there seems to be a complete alliance between the SP-BSP, because Both parties, bearing influence in UP politics, realize that the message of Mayawati-Akhilesh’s solidarity has been a positive message in the public.