BJP needs crutches, BSP says 'no'
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said it was not averse to a tie-up with the BSP for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. This despite the BSP ruling out any alliance for the elections.
"We want to have a solid winning combination," BJP general secretary Sunil Shastri told reporters elaborating on the deliberations of the party's session that concluded in Saharanpur on Saturday.
He said, the State unit had already made its position clearly by stating that the party was "open to anybody" who wanted to come to its fold.
However, BSP had not approached it so far, he said.
BSP leader Mayawati has said her party will not align with either BJP or Congress in the forthcoming polls and charged them with floating rumours of an alliance only to keep their vote bank intact.
Stating that the issue of alliances would be left the party's state unit, he said central leadership would consider once it was finalised.
Mr Shastri said, the convention had discussed the election strategy threadbare.