Samajwadi party rules out alliance with Congress in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022

Former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav has ruled out a Congress alliance with his announcement about the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections that will take place in 2022. Revealing the party's strategy for the upcoming by-polls, he said that SP will not have any alliances with major political parties and instead team up with smaller parties completely ruling out Congress. This raises the question whether this decision was made after the Congress dragged down its partners during the recent Bihar elections. SP had made an alliance with Congress and BSP in the Uttar Pradesh elections held earlier and both were a major failure.