SP-BSP cannot take on Modi alone, alliance only for their survival: BJP


The BJP Saturday said the SP and the BSP came together for their survival, and not for the country or Uttar Pradesh, and downplayed suggestions that the alliance will have a major impact on the upcoming Lok Sabhapolls. “The SP and BSP have allied neither for the country nor for Uttar Pradesh. But for their survival. They know they cannot fight (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi on their own and their opposition to him is the sole base of their alliance,” senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on the sidelines of the party’s ongoing National Council Meeting at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.


Prasad also rejected claims made by BSP chief Mayawati and SP president Akhilesh Yadav that their coming together will have a major impact on the parliamentary poll results. “Elections are not about mathematics but chemistry,” he said.