BSP chief Mayawati had earlier announced that her party would no longer enter into an alliance with any political parties in Uttar Pradesh. The party, meanwhile, is gearing up for the 2022 UP elections, and has been holding meetings, while also devising social media campaigns. According to sources, BSP is likely to go alone in the upcoming assembly election in Uttar Pradesh in 2022. The former UP chief minister, Mayawati, had said that the party never benefited from contesting elections as part of any alliance and that BSP’s votes get easily transferred to other parties, but votes of other parties don’t come to their kitty. During the last five years, the party has had several experiments with alliance politics by joining hands with other parties, be it with the SP and Congress in Uttar Pradesh, or parties in other states. However, none of the alliances yielded any major benefits for the BSP. Instead, to some extent, it has adversely affected its core vote-bank — the Dalits. While the opposition Congress and SP have, however, said it doesn’t matter what the BSP decides as the party isn’t in the race for the 2022 UP assembly elections.