17 Mar Congress leaves 7 seats in UP for SP, BSP and RLD alliance
To woo allies within the politically essential state of Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Sunday introduced that it’s going to depart greater than a dozen Lok Sabha seats for different events, together with seven seats for the SP, BSP and RLD alliance within the state.
Other than this, the grand outdated social gathering of India additionally introduced that it’s going to depart two seats for the Apna Dal, and entered into an electoral settlement with the lesser recognized Jan Adhikar Get together.
“The Congress is leaving seven Lok Sabha seats within the state for the SP, BSP and RLD alliance. These embody Mainpuri, Kannauj and Firozabad. Other than this, the social gathering is not going to area any candidate on seats from the place BSP chief Mayawati, RLD chief Ajit Singh and his son Jayant Chaudhary are prone to contest or could contest,” UP Congress chief Raj Babbar instructed reporters right here.
He, nevertheless, couldn’t inform the identify of the seventh Lok Sabha seat, which the Congress shall be leaving for the alliance.
“The alliance has left the seats of Rae Bareli (held by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi) and Amethi (held by Congress president Rahul Gandhi). In a reciprocating gesture, we’re leaving seven Lok Sabha seats for them,” Babbar stated.
When requested whether or not it’s Badaun, he replied within the destructive.
On March 8, the Samajwadi Get together had launched its first checklist of 9 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, fielding social gathering founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from its stronghold Mainpuri.
The social gathering later introduced that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s spouse Dimple Yadav would contest from Kannauj, the place she is the sitting MP.
The social gathering has determined to area MPs Dharmendra Yadav and Akshay Yadav from the present seats of Badaun and Firozabad, respectively.
By the way, the Congress had introduced Saleem Iqbal Shervani as its candidate from Badaun.
Babbar stated the Congress has additionally determined to depart the Lok Sabha seats of Gonda and Pilibhit for the Apna Dal.
“The Congress additionally entered into an electoral settlement of seven seats with the Jan Adkhikar Get together. Below the settlement, the Jan Adkhikar Get together will contest from 5 seats, together with Jhansi, Chandauli, Etah and Basti. On two seats, the candidates of Jan Adkhikar Get together will contest on Congress image. One of many two seats is Ghazipur,” he stated.
The Jan Adkhikar Get together was based by Babu Singh Kushwaha, a former BSP minister and shut aide of Mayawati.
Kushwaha was one in every of Mayawati’s most trusted “backroom boys”, and a senior member of the UP cupboard.
On April 7, 2011, he was pressured to resign after being implicated within the homicide of two chief medical officers.