Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today underscored his respect for Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav - the two top opposition leaders in Uttar Pradesh - who are likely to see its move to place Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the driver's seat in eastern Uttar Pradesh as a mark of belligerence. "We have no enmity against Akhilesh and Mayawati. I respect Mayawati and Akhilesh and we are willing to cooperate. Our aim is to defeat the BJP. No problem if they want to talk with us," Mr Gandhi said today, after announcing Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's entry to active politics from party bastion Amethi.