Announcing the alliance, AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh 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 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Vaibhav Maheshwari, AAP spokesman in Uttar Pradesh, told that talks had been going on for a long time with Apna Dal (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.
While Apna Dal (S) has been sparring with the BJP of late, accusing the latter of ignoring its party and cadre, its leaders have clarified that its alliance with the BJP was intact and would continue.