JD(U) extends support to SP

JD(U) extends support to SP

After initial dilly-dallying, the JD(U) on Sunday announced its support for the SP in the Assembly polls to “prevent” the BJP from coming to power.

The announcement was made by JD(U) state unit president Suresh Niranjan Bhaiya at a press conference here. Dalit icon B R Ambedkar’s great grandson Rajratna Ambedkar was also present.

“We have extended support to the SP to prevent the BJP from coming to power in Uttar Pradesh... Akhilesh Yadav has ensured the development of the state,” Bhaiya said.

Rajratna also extended support to the SP, and decried BSP supremo Mayawati for “transforming Kanshiram’s mission into a commission”.

Former Uttarakhand governor Aziz Qureshi, who also attended the press meet, said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was more “pro-Muslim” than his father and SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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