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Local OBC outfit allies with Cong for LS polls

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The Wednesday roped in a little known local outfit in an alliance in for the polls.

The annoucement was made in the presence of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the newly appointed for east

Jyotiraditya Scindia, another of the looking after western UP, and of announced the alliance at the state Congress office here.

"I welcome ji. We will fight the elections jointly. Rahul ji has given us the task of creating a political atmosphere in which everyone is taken along and all sections of the society are represented," Priyanka said.

"We will contest with full might," she asserted.

The had joined the Congress-led in 2014.

In western Uttar Pradesh, the Mahan Dal contested from three constituencies - Badaun, Nagina and Etah, though all lost.

The Mahan Dal claims support from the OBC voters of western UP, especially Shakyas, Mauryas and Kushwahas.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 20:00 IST