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Apna Dal reaffirms alliance with BJP, gets 2 seats to contest

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Putting an end to all speculations, has entered into an alliance with (BJP) for elections 2019 and will be contesting on two seats in

Before the announcement, (S) met with BJP and finalised the seat sharing arrangement.

Post discussion, was given the Mirzapur seat to contest, where most likely may contest from. The name of other seat is yet to be decided.

Since last month there were many variations in the statements of Apna Dal leaders signalling that not everything was alright between the two

On February 22, Apna Dal (S) convener and in Modi cabinet had said that her party will now be free to choose its own path as the BJP leadership was not displaying any interest in resolving her party's issues.

However hours later, Ashish Patel, of Apna Dal stated that the party is very much part of NDA as of now and the future course will be decided by the end of February after a meeting of party office bearers.

Later amidst tension in ties with the BJP, Apna Dal (S), had called a meeting of all its state and leaders in on February 28.

Apna Dal joined NDA before 2014 elections. The party contested 2014 alongside the BJP. Together, they won 73 out of the 80 seats.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 21:04 IST