Lucknow: Political parties have stepped up their campaigns even though the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2022 schedule may not have come out. On the lines of BJP and Samajwadi Party (SP), Congress has also offered smaller parties for an alliance. Congress Election Observer and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said, "We are not aligned with any party in UP right now, but we will take smaller parties along. The doors of Congress to the coalition are open to all. The question arises as to which parties will join hands with Congress.
SP president Akhilesh Yadav has made it clear this time that he will not ally with any major parties in the state. He has refused to contest along with BSP and Congress. The SP is gearing up to contest with smaller parties, under which Akhilesh has tied up with Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party national president Om Prakash Rajbhar, Mahan Dal president Keshav Dev Maurya, RASHTRIYA Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary and Janavadi Party's Sanjay Chauhan. BSP supremo Mayawati has made it clear that she will not ally with any party in the 2022 elections. BSP will contest all the 403 seats alone. On the other hand, the BJP has tied up with Anupriya Patel's own party (S) and Sanjay Nishad's Nishad party. The Congress alliance with the BSP also has no hopes and there is no question of going with the BJP.
In Uttar Pradesh, Congress is also trying to experiment with new ones this time and has also been trying to try out a strategy to contest elections by compromising with smaller parties in the elections this time. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress contested in alliance with Krishna Patel's own party and Babu Singh Kushwaha's party in the state and this time too they are eyeing smaller parties. In such a situation, Congress has the option of an alliance with which parties.