According to sources, ahead of the Uttar Pradesh election, there will be a grand alliance following the symbol victory that Akhilesh Yadav achieved yesterday with EC giving him the cycle symbol to contest election.
Akhilesh Yadav also said today that the alliance between Samajwadi Party, Congress and RLD will be declared soon.
Congress is expecting to contest on 100 plus seats along with RLD subsequent to this alliance.
RLD will also be kept in front keeping in mind that the party has its influence in western Uttar Pradesh, known as the sugar cane belt.
Earlier, EC allotted the ‘cycle’ symbol to the Samajwadi Party faction led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
The decision proved to be a major blow to the rival faction led by party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav who had been desperate to hold on to the symbol which he picked long ago.