The BSP supremo, taking the lead at the joint press conference of the two parties, gave the break-up of the seat sharing.
"We have left two Lok Sabha seats for other parties. Amethi and Rae Bareli have been left for Congress," announced Mayawati. Uttar Pradesh has total 80 Lok Sabha seats.
On Congress not being part of SP-BSP alliance, Mayawati said that BSP and SP's past experiences with Congress have been a basis for leaving it out of the 2019 alliance.
"Including Congress in the alliance will hurt SP-BSP prospects as Congress's votes do not get transferred," she said.
Training her guns at the ruling BJP as well as Congress, Mayawati said that the policies of both these parties have been mostly the same.