Lucknow: The formal announcement of grand alliance between the ruling Samajwadi party in Uttar Pradesh and the Congress party was made by State Unite chief’s of both the parties in a joint press conference in Lucknow today.
The announcement was made by the Samajwadi Party state President, Naresh Uttam and the State Head of Congress party, Raj Babbar who jointly announced in a press conference today that they will jointly contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly election.
The ruling party will contest elections on 298 seats where as its alliance Congress party will fight on 105 seats jointly.
Samajwadi Party state President Naresh Uttam told the media at a hotel here that his party was entering into an alliance with Congress to fight “communal forces”.
He said, the two parties also intended to make Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav the Chief Minister again.
Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Raj Babbar, a Bollywood actor who was once in the Samajwadi Party, said the alliance will be led by Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
The alliance will be “above caste and politics of religion”, he said.