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RLD's participation in UP 'mahagathbandhan' presser remains unclear

Press Trust of India 

Rashtriya Lok Dal, a likely partner in the 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) against the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, has not yet been invited for the joint press conference of the BSP and SP scheduled for Saturday.

The has not yet been invited to the joint press conference to be addressed by and at a city hotel on Saturday, state unit of the Masood Ahmed told on Friday.

The leader, however, said the party national will be in the state capital tomorrow and if invited could be a part of the press conference.

According to sources, the 'mahagatbandhan' could give two to three seats to the RLD which has demanded six for the coming Lok Sabha elections.

On Wednesday, Chaudhary had met Akhilesh in and held political discussions for over an hour, but both sides had declined to share details.

"We have discussed about present and future course of action and also about BJP's failures," Chaudhary had said.

has 80 Lok Sabha seats, the highest for any state.

The RLD has demanded Baghpat, Mathura, Muzaffarnagar, Hathras, Amroha and Kairana LS seats.

Currently, Kairana is represented in the Lok Sabha by RLD's

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 12:45 IST