Will leave NDA if BJP is not interested: OP Rajbhar

OP Rajbhar. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 13, 2019, 08.48 AM (IST)

Suheldev Bahujan Samaj Party (SBSP) President, OP Rajbhar said on Saturday that his party will break the alliance with the NDA if BJP does not want to continue with the alliance.

Rajbhar who is a minister in the Uttar Pradesh government has always been very critical of the BJP government.

In an interview to news agency ANI, Rajbhar said his party has given 100 days to the Bhartiya Janata Party to respond and if they do not wish to align, they (SBSP) will contest on all the 80 seat solo.

"We are with the BJP if the BJP wants to keep us then we will stay with them, if they don't want us, then we have given them 100 days, 12 days have already passed. We will fight on 80 seats after 100 days, "he said.

The comments have come at a time when the BSP and the SP announced their coalition for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The SP and the BSP will contest on 38 seats each while the other two seats will be left for other parties. 

Both the parties have also decided not to field any candidates from the Gandhi family stronghold - Amethi and Raebareli. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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Suheldev Bahujan Samaj Party (SBSP) President, OP Rajbhar said on Saturday that his party will break the alliance with the NDA if BJP does not want to continue with the alliance.