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SP-Cong alliance will counter communal forces in UP: Akhilesh

ANI  |  Barabanki(Uttar Pradesh)[India] 

Asserting that the Samajwadi Party's pre-poll alliance with the is aimed at defeating communal forces, Chief Minister on Friday in an indirect attack on his uncle and bete noire said that some forces within the party made desperate attempts to create a feud between him and his father Yadav for vested interests.

"We allied with the to defeat communal forces.We have a big heart. We want to form the in the state," he said at a rally in Barabanki.

"The people have made me fight with my father for vested interests. The people demanding poll tickets were making us fight in the family," he added.

Akhilesh also took a dig at Mayawati's (BSP), saying uncontrollable elephant will do more damage to

The next five phases of polling will be held on February 19, 23, 27 and March 4 and 8 respectively. Counting of votes will be done on March 11.

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 15:19 IST