'You know who is my choice,' says Akhilesh on whether he will support Mayawati for PM

Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party flags seen together in Lucknow. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 12, 2019, 01.17 PM (IST)

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief on Saturday gave a rather cryptic response when he was asked whether he would support BSP chief Mayawati for Prime Minister after 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

While addressing a joint press conference Yadav was asked whether he will support Mayawati for PM: "You know who is my choice. Uttar Pradesh has given Prime Ministers in the past and trend will be repeated again," Yadav said. 

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Meanwhile, commenting on the alliance, Congress leader Kamal Nath said there was a need of alliance in the entire country.

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Reacting to the BSP-SP alliance BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said that the two parties are contesting to save their "political ground".

He said, "Both parties are contesting together just to save their political ground. These parties have blamed each other of murder in the past. Even if all parties come together, we will still win".

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Both SP and BSP workers celebrated the announcement of alliance between the two parties.

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While addressing a joint press conference Yadav said, 'You know who is my choice. Uttar Pradesh has given Prime Ministers in the past and trend will be repeated again'.