The final decision on seat-sharing between Congress and Samajwadi Party has been taken. After Prashant Kishor (the Congress consultant) and Dheeraj Srivastava (an aide to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra) had a meeting with Uttar Pradesh’s present CM Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav gave their consent on the pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh. Reflecting a spirit of give and take, both the Samajwadi and the Congress parties acquiesce to contest 298 and 105 seats in the state respectively.
January 22 came out to be a momentous day in Uttar Pradesh politics when the two major parties had a pact on seat sharing. The Congress-SP alliance for UP Assembly elections 2017 has created a sense of discomfiture in the oppositions’ camp, including BSP and BJP.
Notably, the Samajwadi party will contest five out of ten seats in Amethi and Rae Bareli. These 10 seats had been an apple of discard between the two parties before Congress-SP alliance for UP Assembly elections 2017 was formed on Sunday night. Now, the things seem to have sorted out as Samajwadi leave for the Congress five seats in Amethi and Rae Bareli, the parliamentary constituencies of Rahul and Sonia Gandhi. That means the alliance has been formed on an equal split of seat-sharing between Congress and Samajwadi in Amethi and Rae Bareli.
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