UP elections: Samajwadi to contest on over 300 seats, Congress to get the rest

Samajwadi party's vice president Kionmoy Nanda added that there will be no alliance with the Rashtriya Lok Dal

Samajwadi party’s national vice president Kironmoy Nanda today said that the party will contest on 300 plus seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2017, leaving the rest for the Congress. Their are total of 403 seats.

Nanda also added that there will be no alliance with Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal and the party will only ally with the Congress for the upcoming UP elections.

He said that the decision on the distribution of seats and on alliance with RLD were taken by the Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav in a six hour long meeting with senior party leaders.

According to the sources, reason cited for not going in partnership with RLD is party’s demand for more seat in the elections.

Samajwadi has finalised the list of its candidates for the upcoming elections and now Congress has to choose their nominees, informed Nanda who also assured that the party will do better than 2012 in the upcoming polls.

The seven phase assembly elections are beginning on February 11 and counting of it will start on March 8.