LUCKNOW: No opposition party is in a position to contest the 2018 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on its own against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said Uttar Pradesh deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma
He said, the opposition parties are forming alliances because they recognise that they cannot defeat the BJP alone."None of the (rival) political parties is in a position to win elections alone against the BJP," the deputy chief minister added, "therefore various coalitions are being stitched up." Sharma asked citizens to vote for the BJP in the 'mahayagya' of democracy, claiming that the opposition parties have made false promises to the people of Uttar Pradesh.
Previous governments have given the state nothing but crime and criminals. The state was starved of progress under their reign. "The state has been provided with educational, health, medical college, and expressway amenities by the current government," Sharma remarked.
Sharma's remarks appeared to be directed at the Samajwadi Party, which has been establishing alliances with a variety of political organisations. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Apna Dal have announced an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) (K). Akhilesh Yadav, the president of the Samajwadi Party, met with Sanjay Singh, the head of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), sparking talk of a possible coalition between the two parties.