SP-Cong tie-up to continue in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad

He said the Centre's demonetisation policy was the result of the "dictatorial attitude" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

SP-Cong tie-up to continue in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Samajwadi Party-Congress coalition for the upcoming UP Assembly polls will continue in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as well, former Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday.

"The alliance was made in order to prevent communal forces from coming to power," Azad said. The senior Congress leader said BSP supremo Mayawati has been reduced to a "spent force" in the state, given the "thin crowd in her rallies".


Azad showered praise over former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his positive attitude towards minorities. "He never made any objectionable remark against Muslims," he said.

He said the Centre's demonetisation policy was the result of the "dictatorial attitude" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Demonetisation has adversely affected farmers. Around 120 people have died while standing in serpentine queues outside banks to withdraw their hard-earned money," he alleged.

He also hit out at the Prime Minister for "faltering on his promise" to provide jobs to the youth.