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SP-BSP will have joint rallies in Uttar Pradesh, says Akhilesh

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In Uttar Pradesh, SP-BSP will have joint election rallies during the ensuing polls, said former minister Yadav here on Thursday.

"We have planned joint rallies in Uttar Pradesh," he told ANI in reply to a question about what transpired in his meeting with on Wednesday.

"The meeting was to discuss the poll strategy for the ensuing elections. We have decided on meeting and rallies of SP and BSP. We have also planned joint rallies," he said.

SP-BSP are fighting the ensuing polls in UP as allies. As per the seat-sharing agreement, SP is contesting 37 seats and BSP 38. Three seats have been given to the RLD--Mathura, Muzaffarpur, and Bagpat. Two seats--and Amethi--have been left for the

Exuding confidence, Yadav said that his party would now reach out to the people of the state, where Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases beginning April 11 to end on May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

Yadav said: "The Lok Sabha election dates have been declared. Every party is announcing its candidates. SP and BSP have also announced some candidates. It is the time to reach out to the people of the state."

Attacking Minister BJP government, said: "The government has not achieved anything which was promised to the people to come to power. Where are laptops he was supposed to give? Where are jobs? And where is the share of farmers?"

Yadav, however, avoided questions on and in-charge for the party's east UP affairs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meeting with in a hospital in on Wednesday.

In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, NDA had won 73 seats from the state. SP had got just five seats, while BSP drew a blank.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 14:23 IST