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Mayawati, Akhilesh hold meeting in Lucknow

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BSP and Yadav met on Wednesday to discuss the poll strategy for the upcoming elections, according to a source.

The meeting which lasted for about an hour and a half might have witnessed talks about seat share and other relevant strategies for elections.

On Tuesday the BSP supremo had said, "BSP-alliance is working with respect and is considered as 'first and perfect' in UP, Uttarakhand and This alliance is capable of defeating BJP and bringing about societal changes which are needed for interest."

Incidentally, the meeting of the BSP and leaders came after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra paid a visit to in a earlier on Wednesday. Azad was hospitalised after he complained of and fell unconscious while he and his supporters were being taken into police custody for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct.

Earlier, and BSP, while announcing their alliance, said they will contest 37 and 38 seats, respectively, in the upcoming polls.

The two parties had also agreed not to field candidates from and Amethi, currently represented by UPA and Rahul Gandhi, respectively.

In Uttar Pradesh, the highest number of seats is at stake. has decided to contest all 80 seats after the party was not made a part of the SP-BSP alliance.

The leadership had said that they will fight the polls with 'full force' in

It is worth mentioning that Congress fought Assembly elections in alliance with SP in 2017. However, the BJP had registered a landslide victory.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 04:03 IST
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