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Mulayam Singh Yadav to contest from Mainpuri

ANI  |  Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

Senior announced that (SP) founder and former will be contesting the 2019 polls from constituency.

Furthermore, Yadav said any decision on pre-poll alliances will be taken by the party chiefs.

Addressing the media here on Saturday, he asserted, "I have no information about SP-BSP alliance, only the party chiefs know about it. Only Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati can make an announcement related to this."

On being asked if the party will be kept away from the alliance, Yadav said, "Why are you talking about imaginary things? Understand the meaning of alliance and what is going on here."

plays a crucial role in the formation of a government at the centre as it has 80 seats out of the total 543 in the of Parliament.

In the 2014 elections, made almost a clean sweep, bagging 71 seats, while its ally Apna Dal got two seats. The SP had got five and the could retain just Amethi and Raebareli seats. The could not open its account.

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First Published: Sun, January 06 2019. 07:25 IST
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