Prime News, National (Lucknow), March 15:- Shortly after thanking Mayawati for her BSP’s support in the Uttar Pradesh bypolls, Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party chief, drove to her home in Lucknow to convey his gratitude in person, setting aside a history of bitterness between the two parties.
The Samajwadi Party (SP) snatched two BJP strongholds – Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhpur and his deputy Keshav Maurya’s Phulpur parliamentary seats – with the support of the BSP in a quid pro quo that involves the SP’s help to BSP’s Rajya Sabha candidates.
“First, I want to thank Mayawati for her and her party’s support in this important fight,” Akhilesh Yadav said in a press conference in which he also hinted that the BJP may not have come to power in UP last year if his party had partnered with the BSP instead of the Congress.
As supporters celebrated the “bua-bhatija” victory, Akhilesh Yadav’s convoy drove from his Vikramaditya Marg residence to the sprawling bungalow of Mayawati a kilometer away.
Wearing a crimson party cap, the former Chief Minister handed Mayawati a bouquet and greeted her with folded hands.