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Congress seals alliance with Apna Dal faction in UP

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 for the alliance partner -- 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 (S). The faction will contest two seats.

The Apna Dal (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. 22:28 IST