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LS polls: SP-BSP to hold joint rallies in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The and the will hold a series of joint rallies for the polls, with the first being on April 7 in Uttar Pradesh's town.

The is going to start on April 11 and will continue till May 19. Polling on the 80 seats in the state will be held in seven phases.

There will be several joint rallies in the state and besides the and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) will be also part of these public meeting, spokesman said.

The first of these joint rallies will be held in district's town on April 7 and will be addressed by Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati and Ajit Singh, he said here.

The dates for the other rallies will be declared later, Chowdhury said

On Wednesday, Yadav had met Mayawati and discussed about their campaign with joint rallies during Navratra, which begins on April 6, the said.

Speaking to reporters at the office here, Yadav said," We are declaring candidates separately on seats finalised by us (SP-BSP) and the first rally (with Mayawati)is planned during Navratra from West "

When asked about the possibility of an alliance with the in for the polls, he said, "It's too late now. We have finalisedour seats."

The SP and BSP, which announced an alliance in January, will field 37 and 38 seats respectively. The RLD, which is also a part of the alliance, will fight from three seats.

On the BJP's claim of winning more than 73 seats inthe polls in the state, the Yadav said, "They must be giving this number (of seats) from the entire country."

The SP leader said the alliance between his party, the and the was "an alliance of ideologies and people of the state will certainly ensure its success by giving support to its candidates.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 22:35 IST