Uttar Pradesh chief minister is not opposed to alliance
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has not totally ruled out the possibility of an alliance with the Congress to defeat the Bhartiya Janta Party in the coming election in the state.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has not totally ruled out the possibility of an alliance with the Congress to defeat the Bhartiya Janta Party in the coming election in the state. Talking to media persons here on Monday he said “ no body can stop if the two parties decide to form an alliance”.
He, however, clarified that the national party president Mulayam Singh Yadav will take the final call on the issue. As far as he is concerned he will give his sense to the party forum on the subject.
Moving a step ahead he said before alliance with any party the pros and cons are discussed and benefits and losses to the party are assessed. “ It is easily said than done”.
The possibility is also not ruled out because the state Congress president Raj Babbar has said that “doors are not closed on the subject”. This statement was made a day after the mega silver jubilee function at which the party was not invited.
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Before this, party strategist Prashant Kishor is reported to have met some Samajwadi Party leaders and discussed the alliance proposal. Babbar has called this meeting unofficial. “ No body had authorized him to discuss the alliance issue, he had said.
All other non-BJP parties which had attended the meeting had favored formation of a grand alliance against the BJP. The parties which had addressed the gathering included the Janta Dal (U), the Rashtriya Janta Dal and Rashtriya Lok Dal.