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SP-Congress alliance to continue in UP: Akhilesh

Press Trust of India  |  Mathura 

(SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav today said his party's coalition with the would continue in and they would contest the 2019 Lok Sabha together.

"The alliance with the will continue and we will contest the next unitedly," he told reporters at Vrindavan.

Asked about Prime Minister Modi's statement that this year, was advanced by a fortnight after the relaxations announced in the Goods and Services (GST), the former chief minister said, "Ask the trader and he would counter the claim."

Replying to another question, he said the current in the state could not match up to the previous SP regime headed by him in terms of development.

Yadav alleged that in spite of visiting Mathura thrice after becoming the chief minister, had done nothing for "Brijbhumi".

Even the "dream project" announced by the Yogi for the development of Vrindavan had remained a "dream", he said.

The SP leader further alleged that the Yogi had taken no efforts to clean the Yamuna river.

Regarding offering a respectable position to senior leader Shiv Pal Yadav in the party, he said it was a family matter which would be settled amicably.

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First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 21:48 IST