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Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP forms alliance with Apna Dal (Krishna Patel)

Apna Dal (Krishna Patel) is the faction of the party led by its founder Sone Lal Patel's widow.

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Arvind Kejriwal. File Photo
Arvind Kejriwal. File Photo

On a day the SP and BSP sealed an alliance for the polls in Uttar Pradesh, the (AAP) also concluded a deal with the (Krishna Patel) on Saturday.

Announcing the alliance, AAP's said the alliance has been agreed upon in principle and that seat-sharing talks were under way. Singh, who is in Ayodhya as part of a yatra, said the two parties will contest all seats in the state.

Vaibhav Maheshwari, in Uttar Pradesh, told that talks had been going on for a long time with (Krishna Patel) and that the ideology of zero corruption and secularism had brought the two parties together.

"We both are against corruption and against communal forces," he added.

(Krishna Patel) is the faction of the party led by its founder Sone Lal Patel's widow. The other is Apna Dal (S) led by Anupriya Patel, who is a in the

was a of the Patels who died in a in 2009. The party was later split between his widow and elder daughter.

Apna Dal (S) later aligned with the for the 2014 polls winning two seats in UP, Mirzapur and Pratapgarh. It has nine legislators in the 403-member

While Apna Dal (S) has been sparring with the of late, accusing the latter of ignoring its party and cadre, its leaders have clarified that its alliance with the was intact and would continue.

 

 

First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 18:58 IST