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RLD demands six Lok Sabha seats in UP alliance

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The Rashtriya Lok Dal, a part of an opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh, has demanded to field candidates in six seats, a said Wednesday.

and met in Tuesday.

"The is a part of the mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) and the party leadership has demanded six seats," RLD's UP told

The seats demanded by the are Baghpat, Mathura, Muzaffarnagar, Hathras, Amroha and Kairana.

Currently Kairana is represented by RLD's Tabassum Hasan, who won a by-election from the seat with support from the and Mayawati's BSP.

"Any decision on seat sharing will be taken when meets and BSP supremo Mayawati," Ahmed said.

"Possibly on January 15, BSP may speak to leaders of the mahagathbandhan in this regard. RLD will come to on January 12," he said.

has 80 seats, the highest in the country.

In the 2014 elections, the RLD failed to win a single seat and polled only 0.86 per cent votes.

In the 2017 UP state elections, the RLD won only one seat out of the 277 it contested, and got 2.59 per cent votes.

Assembly has 403 members.

Yesterday, Jayant Chaudhary met Akhilesh at the here and the two spoke for over an hour.

"We discussed present and future course of action and also about BJP's failures," Chaudhary had said, without elaborating.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 15:45 IST
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