Lucknow: Finally putting an end to speculation about a “Maha-gathabandhan” or “Grand Alliance ahead of upcoming assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday ruled out of forming an alliance with any party.
“There will be no alliance for the upcoming assembly polls, if anyone wants to contest along with us, they will have to merge their party with us,” Mulayam addressed to media here.
Notably, Earlier this month congress poll strategist Prashant Kishore worked out a blue print for alliance with SP. On Monday he held a closed door meeting with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and also met Mulayam before.
Meanwhile, Congress has also stressed on forming no pre-election tie up with any party before the next year’s election. Making it clear that party had no information about strategist Kishore meeting with SP supremo saying that he was not asked to do so. It is a free country he can meet anyone, state party chief Raj Babbar said.
Such a development has ruled out a possibility of a strong front to brace up against BJP. Earlier such a grand front was designed by Prashant Kishore himself when he garnered JD(U), Congress under Nitish Kumar’s leadership in Bihar to win the state election by isolating BJP.