Mulayam Singh Yadav will campaign for SP-Congress

Uttar Pradesh elections will happen in Seven Phases and according to the Political Experts, BJP and Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party are in a tug of war with BJP having an edge due to the internal bickering in Samajwadi Party.

Out of 403 seats, the SP will contest 298 seats, while the Congress has put up candidates in 105 constituencies. Shivpal has not spoken to me or others in the party (about forming a new party).

"I will begin campaigning in the state from tomorrow". However, Mr. Dharmendra Yadav represented the party at the all-party meeting called by the Speaker before the Budget session.

Reacting to Modi's remark on poor law and order situation in the State, Akhilesh said, "God knows from where the PM obtained figures (about UP).The Prime Minister should have honestly put up correct figures before the people".

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed rallies at Shamli, Muzaffarnagar and Iglas and said the alliance with SP "mirrors the bright future of UP".

The SP president also countered Modi's jibe at Aligarh that the BJP storm in the State, forced the SP to seek alliance with the Congress.

The Election Commission had earlier this month declared the Akhilesh faction as the Samajwadi Party, and granted it the use of the bicycle symbol for the polls. "Now leave it, there will be no new party", Mulayam Singh Yadav said.

The SP patriarch's brother Shivpal Yadav, who has been sidelined in the party, has talked about floating a new outfit after the Assembly polls. There was a time when he was deemed to be Mulayam Singh Yadav's eyes and ears.

  • Sonia Alvarado