MP election result | Congress reaches out to BSP, SP amid close fight with BJP


Smelling victory over the ruling BJP based on trends for all the 230 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress has begun contacting leaders of small parties and also independents for mustering a simple majority, party sources said on Tuesday.
Congress leaders have contacted the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) and independents who are leading, the sources said.
As per the latest reports, the Congress is leading in 116 seats and the BJP in 105 seats.
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath and the party’s campaign committee chief Jyotiraditya Scindia have contacted potential allies, the sources said.
Nath was said to be in contact with BSP supremo Mayawati and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav besides leaders of GGP whose candidate was leading in one place.
BSP is leading in two seats.
Scindia is reported to have contacted the independent candidates who were leading in the vote count.
Mayawati had snubbed Congress’ overture for alliance in the state ahead of the elections.
In a major setback to the Congress Party, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati had stated that her party fight alone in the elections.
Mayawati was reportedly not happy with the number of seats given by the Congress and was lobbying for a greater share.

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