SP, BSP likely to bury hatchet after 24 years, but 13 seats may see some hard bargaining

SP, BSP likely to bury hatchet after 24 years, but 13 seats may see some hard bargaining

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As BSP chief Mayawati and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav come together on Saturday to announce burying of the hatchet, 24 years since the infamous guest house episode, Lok Sabha ticket hopefuls in both parties are eagerly waiting for the alliance to begin their seat-share preparations.

Leaving aside two Lok Sabha seats — Amethi and Rae Bareli — for the Congress, there are as many as 13 Lok Sabha seats where both parties may have to negotiate hard, given their performance in 2014 Lok Sabha elections against the BJP.