'Maya' dent in Mahagathbandhan in MP and Rajasthan

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 3: This may come as a major shock for the ambitious 'Mahagathbandhan' dream of the Opposition aimed at denting and weakening the NDA alliance in the forthcoming elections. Accusing the Congress of finishing her party, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday ruled out an alliance with the Congress in the coming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan."The Congress is two steps ahead of the BJP in attempts to finish the BSP. We have decided that the party would not ally with the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan at any cost," she said, adding, "Congress, like the BJP, is conspiring to finish off our (BSP) party."BSF chief has made it clear that BSP will fight assembly elections in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on its own. There will be no alliance with Congress."They (Congress) are getting arrogant and are under a misconception that they can defeat BJP on their own but the ground reality is that people haven't forgiven Congress party for their mistakes and corruption...They don't seem to be ready to rectify themselves.She has though put her trust in the Congress President Rahul Gandhi and the UPA chief Sonia Gandhi, "I feel that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi's intentions for Congress-BSP alliance are honest. However, some Congress leaders are sabotaging this."Hitting out at veteran Congressman Digvijay Singh BSP supremo added, "Digvijaya Singh who is also a BJP agent is giving statements that Mayawati ji has a lot of pressure from Centre so she doesn’t want this alliance. This is baseless."Congress leaders like Digvijaya Singh do not wish for a Congress- BSP alliance. They are afraid of agencies like ED, CBI, she added.

Congress has come out, "At times,out of emotions,sweet and bitter things are said. But at last,if Mayawati ji holds absolute trust in Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi then other creases can be ironed out, " said Randeep Surjewala on Mayawati’s statement on the issue of Congress-BSP alliance in upcoming assembly polls."