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Rahul, Akhilesh launch joint UP campaign

Cong Vice-President Rahul Gandhi did not rule out extending the pact to the 2019 national election

Amit Agnihotri & Virendra Singh Rawat  |  New Delhi 

Sharing the stage for the first time, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav justified the Congress-Samajwadi Party poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh, saying it was forged to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party’s divisive politics. Claiming the alliance would win more than 300 seats in the 403-member legislative assembly, Rahul Gandhi, the Congress vice-president, did not rule out extending the pact to the 2019 national election. “It is possible...but that issue would be discussed in the future,” he said. Much of that, however, would depend on how the SP-Congress ...

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