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Rumours of SP-Cong-RLD alliance in UP ‘baseless’, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader and party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Ghulam Nabi azad has said that the rumours over the alliance between the Samajwadi Party, Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) for upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections as “completel

India TV Politics Desk India TV Politics Desk
New Delhi Published on: December 24, 2016 13:05 IST
Ghulam Nabi Azad
Rumours of SP-Cong-RLD alliance in UP ‘baseless’, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader and party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that the rumours over the alliance between the Samajwadi Party, Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) for upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections as “completely baseless”.

“It is completely baseless. None of it has ever taken place. No discussions have taken place on the alliance and when the discussion has not taken place, then, there is no chance of seat distribution as well,” Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

According to media reports, Congress, SP and RLD have agreed for a pre-poll alliance for upcoming Assembly elections in UP.

These reports suggested that the Samajwadi Party will contest on 303 seats while the Congress and Ajit Singh’s RLD will field candidates in 78 and 22 constituencies respectively. 

Akhilesh has been saying that a tie-up between SP and Congress would fetch over 300 of the 403 assembly seats in the upcoming elections. 

“Though Samajwadis are going to form majority government in the state, if an alliance takes place, it will win over 300 seats. The final decision in this regard will be taken by SP national president (Mulayam),” Akhilesh had said.