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SP-BSP-RLD alliance to hold first joint rally on Apr 7 in Deoband

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The three alliance partners SP, BSP and RLD are to hold their first joint rally at Deoband in on April 7 with all three party chiefs - Akhilesh Yadav, and - slated to address it.

"We are declaring candidates separately on seats finalised by us (SP-BSP) and the first rally (with Mayawati) is planned during Navratra from West Uttar Pradesh," told reporters here at the party office.

Yadav had met Wednesday and discussed plans to start campaigning with a joint rally during Navratra, which begins April 6.

Asked about the possibility of an alliance with the Congress, said, "It's too late now. We have finalised our seats."

Yadav also mocked at the BJP's claim of winning more than 73 seats out of 80 in UP in the 2019 elections, saying, "They must be giving this number from the entire country."

About his alliance with the BSP and the Rashtriya Lok Dal, Yadav said, "This is an alliance of ideologies and people of the state will certainly ensure its success by supporting its candidates.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 20:10 IST