Alliance with Cong on the cards: SP

Samajwadi Party on Wednesday suggested an alliance with Congress in Uttar Pradesh for Lok Sabha polls was on the cards and only some details remain to be worked out before a formal announcement is made.
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Updated on Feb 25, 2009 08:22 PM IST
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Samajwadi Party on Wednesday suggested an alliance with Congress in Uttar Pradesh for Lok Sabha polls was on the cards and only some details remain to be worked out before a formal announcement is made.

"The meeting between Congress President Sonia Gandhi and SP President Mulayam Singh Yadav can take place anytime now....The next announcement will be about finalisation of the alliance," SP MP Ram Gopal Yadav told PTI.

He, however, did not say anything on the seat-sharing arrangement being worked out between the two parties and how many seats SP would give to Congress.

Asked about the spar between SP general secretary Amar Singh and Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, Yadav said, "it has stopped as the alliance is set to take place."

Earlier, both the parties were locked in a bitter feud over seat-sharing in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh which has 80 Lok Sabha seats.

According to sources, SP and Congress may engage in friendly fights on some seats like Rampur, Pratapgarh and Ferozabad among others.

Sources said Yadav, who is in Lucknow today, is likely to come to Delhi to meet Gandhi in a couple of days. An announcement may be made then.

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