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RLD, SP talks ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

(RLD) leader met Yadav here on Tuesday, however both sides declined to share details of the discussions.

Chaudhury reached the and met Akhilesh, the two spoke for over an hour, a said.

"We discussed about present and future course of action and also about BJP's failures," Chaudhary later told over the phone.

"milna, political charcha karna ye to hota rahna chahiye (routine meetings and political discussions should go on)," he said.

When asked if there were any positive outcomes from the meeting, Chaudhary said, "Certainly things are positive. We (Jayant and Akhilesh) have known each other for a long time."

On reports suggesting that might be quizzed by the CBI in the scam, Chaudhary extended his support to and said, "Institutions are being abused (by the BJP government) and everyone is watching. I told Akhilesh, our party is with him."

On the number of seats his party would get in the proposed SP-BSP alliance, he said, "The media is curious about it. Everything will be clear."

He avoided questions on the possibility of inclusion of the in the alliance for the polls.

Though there was no official word so far from the and the BSP, the sources claimed the two Uttar Pradesh-based political outfits will contest 37 seats each.

has 80 seats, the highest for any state.

The sources said the remaining six seats would be left for the Congress, and other smaller parties.

On reservation of 10 per cent to economically backward sections in category, Chaudhary said, "The BJP did not follow any of its announcements or promises.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 16:35 IST