Congress rules out tie up with Samajwadi Party for Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls

Written by | December 5, 2016 | 0

Lucknow: Amidst indications that SP leader and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is warming up to the idea of an alliance with Congress, UP PCC President Raj Babbar on Monday said his party will contest alone in the state and described such talks as “hypothetical”

“Alliance talks in some way demoralises workers. I have no such information. The party leadership has not asked me to look for a tie up and it’s not under consideration.

This is hypothetical,” he told PTI in an interview in Lucknow. Recently Akhilesh had said that his party was capable enough to get majority on its own but if there was an alliance with Congress, they would together get over 300 seats, triggering speculation of a pre-poll tie up.

Akhilesh’s father and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has already ruled out any pre-poll alliance, asserting that there can only be mergers. The Chief Minister, however, had said that a final decision on the alliance will be taken by the SP supremo and he can only give suggestions.

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