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Out of SP-BSP pact, Cong to hold meeting on UP poll strategy on Sunday

The parties kept the Congress out of the alliance, but said they will not field candidates in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Akhilesh mayawati
Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati

Close on the heels of the SP-BSP announcing an alliance in for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, senior leaders including AICC in-charge will meet here Sunday to chalk out the party's strategy.

"Ghulam Nabi Azad, and other senior leaders will arrive in the state capital Sunday to hold meetings for finalising the strategy," Committee told PTI.

All leaders from in the committee and the All Committee (AICC) secretaries will be here on Sunday, he said.

(BSP) chief and earlier in the day in Lucknow, announced their alliance, sharing 38 seats each out of the state's 80 parliamentary constituencies.

The parties kept the Congress out of the alliance, but said they will not field candidates in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress and

Asked to react, Azad said that he would speak on the issue only after meeting the state Congress leaders.

"We have been meeting the leaders district-wise for preparations in the coming elections," Azad said.

"In the last two days, we had been meeting the people of western and from tomorrow (Sunday), we will meet party workers belonging to central and western UP," he added.

"No one will say anything on it (SP-BSP alliance) today (Saturday) and whoever is speaking on it, it will be unofficial," he said further.

The Congress had on Friday said that it was ready to go alone in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections.

"We are a political party and are ready to fight the coming elections alone in Uttar Pradesh," Congress media coordinator had said.

"We alone have 45 seats in the Lok Sabha and it is any day many more than the regional players... A 'mahagathbandhan' in the Lok Sabha elections needs to be built around the party having a face," Bakshi had said.

"We are ready to take along like minded parties and they can come together with us," he had added.

First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 16:45 IST
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