Congress to contest UP civic elections without alliance with SP

The meeting was organised to discuss the reasons for the party’s loss in the UP Assembly elections and was attended by All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad and other senior leaders along with the party workers.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 1 May 2017 5:20 AM GMT

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Lucknow: The Congress, after post-poll review of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections, has decided to go alone in the state's civic elections. Accusing the alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the debacle in the 2017 UP polls, the party has decided to contest the civic elections without any alliance.

In a meeting that was organised by the party leadership on Saturday last, most of the Congress candidates who lost their seats in the Assembly polls urged the party to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh civic elections without any alliance.

The meeting was organised to discuss the reasons for the party’s loss in the UP Assembly elections and was attended by All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad and other senior leaders along with the party workers.

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The meeting:

  • The party workers have suggested that the party must now focus on rebuilding the image in the state and unanimously demanded that the party must contest alone in the civic body polls.
  • Assuring the party workers of conveying their demands to the party high command, the senior Congress leaders asked the party workers to be dedicated towards the party and work hard in the upcoming civic body elections.

What the Party said:

  • Congress spokesperson Dwijendra Tripathi said, “The main topic of discussion in today’s meeting was whether the party should contest the upcoming local bodies elections on its own or in an alliance. The leaders were unanimous that we should contest alone. Now, the party leadership will issue detailed guidelines on how to go about it.”

It is worth mentioning that the Uttar Pradesh civic elections are likely to be held in June and ahead of the upcoming civic polls, the Congress is trying to build momentum among its workers who have been demotivated after the poor performance of the party in the state assembly elections.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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