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Cong seals poll pact with Apna Dal faction

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Saturday sealed an alliance with the Krishna Patel-led faction of the in for the Lok Sabha elections, a day after the (BJP) finalised a seat sharing deal with the (Sone Lal), the other faction of the party led by Anupriya Patel, a in the

The has left two Lok Sabha seats -- Pilibhit and Gonda -- for the alliance partner. The party had earlier communicated that the two seats were Basti and Gonda.

Soon after the finalisation of the alliance, Krishna Patel's joined the and was welcomed to the party by its

On Friday, the BJP sealed a seat-sharing arrangement with the Apna Dal(S). The faction will contest two seats.

The (Krishna Patel) is led by its founder Patel's widow. Patel, a of Patels, died in a in 2009. The party was later split between his widow and elder daughter.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 23:28 IST
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