The former Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday directed his party workers to file nominations against the Congress candidates in 105 assembly constituencies.
According to the report, Mulayam has been disapproving of the mega-alliance between the Congress and Samajwadi Party. Earlier on Sunday, Mulayam spoke to reporters and said that he would not campaign for the SP-Congress alliance as he was completely against it.
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Mulayam had earlier rejected the possibility of an alliance between Congress and SP. He had said that Congress had ruled the country for a very long time and his party had always fought against the grand old party. Yadav had said that the SP was capable of contesting elections on its won as it had done so many times in the past and won with a majority.
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However, this came on the same day when SP supremo and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Congress VP Rahul Gandhi were to address their first joint press conference in Lucknow.
Mulayam Singh Yadav had then submitted a list if 38 candidates following a brutal public fight with his son and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav. Mulayam had lost the right to the SP after the Election Commission had ruled in favour of the latter and had chosen not to field separate nominees. Hence, this comes as a shock to the SP-Congress alliance which is already in for a tough fight against the Bhartiya Janata Party riding on the Modi-wave.
Meanwhile, the BJP has called the SP-Congress alliance unbalanced and backed Mulayam Singh Yadav. BJP leader have asked UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to explain the tie up as to what is the reason behind the alliance with a party which has lost its grounds not only in the state but the entire country.
It’s now been noted thatAkhilesh Yadav was under pressure to issue any statement, after Mulayam Singh had rejected the SP-Congress alliance saying that the Congress hadn’t done anything for the development of the country. He was quoted saying in a very diplomat and soft reply ;
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Out of the 403 assembly seats, the Congress will be contesting in 105 seats and the Samajwadi Party will field its candidates in rest of the 298 seats.
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