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Mayawati, Akhilesh to hold joint presser on Saturday

IANS  |  Lucknow 

(BSP) supremo and (SP) Akhilesh Yadav, who are set to fight the election as allies, will hold a joint press conference here on Saturday.

A jointly signed by SP and said the event will be held at the five-star

Informed sources told IANS that the two former Ministers might formally announce the alliance for the upcoming battle and the seat sharing formula.

flew into late on Thursday and is likely to deliberate with her party leaders on Friday before sealing the electoral pact with SP.

A said that while the SP and BSP -- once sworn enemies -- will share 37 seats each out of the state's tally of 80, they will leave two for Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).

The alliance might also leave two seats - Amethi and - for the

These were the only two seats the won in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in which the BSP drew a blank and SP managed to win five seats. The BJP swept 71 seats while its ally Apna Dal got two seats in a four-way contest.

If the BSP, SP and RLD join hands, it will become the most formidable force to take on the BJP.



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 13:30 IST