Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Samajwadi Party to contest Lok Sabha elections in alliance with Congress

The Samajwadi Party announced on Wednesday that it will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the Congress.

“We have tried to stop the scattering of non-Bharatiya Janata Party votes. We will try to get all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh,” Samajwadi Party leader Ravidas Mehrotra said to ANI.

Mehrotra said that while his party will contest elections on 63 of Uttar Pradesh’s 80 Lok Sabha seats, Congress will field its candidates on 17 seats.

Both INC and SP are constituents of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance, or INDIA bloc, which is a coalition of 28 Opposition parties that plan to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance in the general elections.

The announcement came hours after Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav indicated that the seat-sharing talks with Congress are nearly finalised.

“There is no conflict and everything will be clear in front of you very soon. All is well that ends well,” said the Samajwadi chief.

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