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BSP-SP alliance on cards? Akhilesh, Mayawati to hold joint press conference tomorrow

ANI  |  Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

All eyes are set on a joint press conference convened by (SP) Yadav and (BSP) supremo on Saturday noon in with many believing that both the leaders may announce their alliance for the upcoming elections.

SP and BSP have been in talks for weeks for going together in the that are scheduled for May. Meeting of both the parties in last week raised a lot of talk over reports that the two had decided on a 'gathbandhan'.

Earlier, senior SP Prof said: "BSP and SP Yadav will decide with whom the has to be formed in Uttar Pradesh," he said, insisting that a of parties would come up in too.

"Everyone knows that there is going to be a In Uttar Pradesh, SP and BSP are the most important parties," he added.

On December 31, 2018, a meeting of opposition parties took place in the capital, but the BSP and the SP did not participate in the meeting.

Leaders from nearly 18 opposition parties had participated in the meeting held before the beginning of Parliament's Winter Session on December 11, 2018.

Last year, Yadav and decided to clear their differences and contested as well as won three by-polls. The victory gave hope to both the parties that if they team up, they can pull voters away from the BJP.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 10:46 IST