Heartening to see regional forces coming together, Mehbooba on SP-BSP alliance

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Srinagar, Jan 16: Reacting to Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) forming an alliance in Uttar Pradesh ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said it was heartening to see regional forces asserting themselves and coming together without the clutches of national parties.
Mehbooba, who is the former chief minister in PDP-BJP coalition government, said in the run up to the general elections, there is no denying that UP results will be instrumental.
“Heartening to see regional forces asserting themselves and coming together without the clutches of national parties,” she wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
BSP and SP on January 12 made a formal announcement of an alliance in UP. Following this arrangement, BJP would face a formidable task in the state if it wants to come anywhere close to the tally of 71 seats that it achieved in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.