The Samajwadi Party and the Congress will fight together in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election with motto of UP KO YE SATH PASAND HAI(UP likes this combination).
Announcement of the tie-up was made here at a hurriedly convened joint press conference by SP State president Naresh Uttam Patel, SP vice-president Kiranmoy Nanda and Congress State president Raj Babbar. The parties cited the need to preserve secularism and unity of the country as reasons for coming together.
After days of wrangling over the distribution of seats, the two parties agreed on a seat sharing formula under which the Congress will contest 105 seats while the SP will battle it out in 298 seats under Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
State Congress chief Raj Babbar said, “Under Rahul Gandhi’s ideology of empowerment of youth and Akhilesh Yadav’s leadership, we have decided to form this alliance.”
The news of the SP-Congress alliance was welcomed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav extended full support to the alliance.
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