Rajbhar's party has forged an alliance with the SP for the state assembly polls slated to begin from February 10.
In an interview with Outlook, Om Prakash Rajbhar, president of Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) spoke about his party's poll aspirations in Uttar Pradesh and the need for inter-party alliances to beat the BJP.
Observers feel that the smaller OBC castes, which were earlier with SP in significant numbers and shifted to the BSP to a reasonable extent in 2007, gradually shifted to the BJP over the last seven years.
'Even if the BJP offers allurements and also cabinet berths, our MLAs will not come under pressure,' SBSP general secretary Arvind Rajbhar said.
SBSP leader Om Prakash Rajbhar further added that had the decision been taken around 20 days ago, it would have been much better for him.
Governor Ram Naik accepted the recommendation and relieved Rajbhar from his post of Backward Class Welfare and Divyangjan Empowerment Minister.
Disgruntled BJP ally Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar said the SP-BSP alliance was poised for a big win in the final phase of voting in Purvanchal (eastern Uttar Pradesh).
Om Prakash Rajbhar, leader of the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) talks to Outlook about the party's decision to go alone for the Lok Sabha elections and the differences with the BJP
On February 10, the SBSP headed by Rajbhar had warned that it will part ways with the BJP if the recommendations of the Social Justice Committee are not implemented by February 24.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his ministerial colleagues took a dip in the Sangam on Tuesday after holding a cabinet meeting in Prayagraj.
Backward Welfare Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar has said that if the recommendations of the panel are not made applicable before Lok Sabha elections of 2019, he will launch a mass agitation starting December 24.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday renamed Faizabad as Ayodhya.
Since few months, the people of Uttar Pradesh have been proposing the idea to divide the state into four new states- Bundelkhand, Purvanchal, Awadh Pradesh and Paschim Pradesh.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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