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Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said that he will continue the alliance with  BSP for the 2019 general election even if it costs him few seats.

Samajwadi Party chief seems confident after the recent success in by-polls and this statement hints that Akhilesh ready to be subordinate partner in the alliance with old rival Maywati.

“Our alliance with BSP will continue, in 2019 even if we have to give up a few seats we will do it. We have to ensure the BJP is defeated,” Akhilesh Yadav said at a public meeting in Mainpuri.

Yadav said that he wanted to see each of the BJP candidate losing in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. His statement came weeks after Opposition backed RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan defeated BJP’s Mriganka Singh in Kairana bypoll.

In the bypolls, SP candidates defeated BJP in CM Yogi Adityanath’s home constituency Gorakhpur and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya’s Phulpur.

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