SP chief Akhilesh Yadav cancels victory celebrations in show of solidarity to BSP's loss in Rajya Sabha polls
The BSP too has given indications that it remains positive about the new-found understanding between the two parties.
However, Mayawati was quick to add that the RS results would have no impact on her party’s ties with the SP and that she did not hold SP chief responsible for the defeat of BSP candidate.
Yadav, who had attributed SP's victory in Gorakhpur and Phulpur to support from BSP and some local parties, spent some at the BSP supremo's residence.
Winning the by-elections for these seats, held by current Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, was a matter of prestige for the BJP.