‘Gathbandhan’ will get majority of Lok Sabha seats, says Mulayam Singh Yadav

Exuding confidence, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday said everyone knows that ‘gathbandhan’ (grand-alliance) will get majority of seats in Uttar Pradesh.

“Gathbandhan will get the majority (in Uttar Pradesh). Everyone knows it,” said Yadav, also former chief minister, while talking to news agency ANI at the party headquarters in Lucknow.

SP, BSP and Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) are contesting the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh as an alliance. As per the seat-sharing arrangement, BSP, SP, and RLD are contesting 38, 37 and three Lok Sabha seats respectively in the state.

The former UP Chief Minister is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Mainpuri constituency. He had won Azamgarh and Mainpuri Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 elections but retained the former.

Uttar Pradesh is going to polls during all seven phases, and voting has taken place in 26 Lok Sabha seats so far.

The electorally crucial state will go to the fourth phase of polling on April 29 for 13 Lok Sabha constituencies. Results for all the 543 Lok Sabha seats will be announced on May 23.

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