Passed Up for Alliance by SP and BSP, Congress to Contest ‘All 80 Seats With Room for Allies’


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A day after it was virtually left out of an anti-BJP alliance shaped by the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, the Congress on Sunday proclaimed it will challenge all the 80 Lok Sabha seats from the state without anyone else.

The excellent old gathering has, in any case, kept the entryways of a conceivable collusion open, saying if any “common gathering which is equipped to battle the BJP” approaches.

Addressing columnists here, party general secretary and UP in-control Ghulam Nabi Azad stated, “The Congress will challenge on all the 80 Lok Sabha situates in Uttar Pradesh, and thrashing the BJP.”

Azad likewise communicated expectation that the Congress will twofold its count of seats, which it had anchored in the 2009 Lok Sabha decisions.

Amid the parliamentary races, the Congress had packed away 21 situates in the politically critical state.

To an inquiry whether his gathering won’t fashion an alliance with any political gathering, Azad stated, “If any political gathering will go with the Congress, and the Congress feels that it can battle the BJP, at that point it will be certainly obliged.”

On Congress being let well enough alone for the SP-BSP coalition, the Congress general secretary stated: “We needed that Congress ought to have been a piece of the fabulous partnership (against the BJP) in UP. Be that as it may, on the off chance that somebody wouldn’t like to stroll along, nothing should be possible.”

On the post-survey union with the SP and BSP, Azad said that at the national dimension, the Congress respects all the common local gatherings.

Answering to another inquiry on SP-BSP collusion, Azad stated, “The Congress specialists are not in the slightest degree frustrated on being let well enough alone for the coalition. Unexpectedly, they are stating that the gathering would have needed to challenge on 25 Lok Sabha seats, however now they would challenge on all the 80 Lok Sabha seats of the state.”

On potential outcomes of a union with the Rashtriya Lok Dal, Azad said that he might not want to top to the media on this issue.


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