LS polls: Congress isn't in position to fight BJP in UP, only 'gathbandhan' can, says Mayawati

The SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh was holding its first joint campaign rally for the coming Lok Sabha elections in UP's Deoband on Sunday. While addressing a public rally, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said, "I'm warning, especially people of Muslim community, that Congress isn't in a position to fight BJP in UP. Only 'gathbandhan' can fight BJP. Congress knows this but they're going by mantra 'Hum jeete ya na jeete, gathbandhan nahi jeetna chahiye'. Therefore, Congress party has fielded candidates from such castes and religion which will benefit BJP." SP president Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal president Ajit Singh were also present.