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UP Elections 2017: Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance 'almost done', Ghulam Nabi Azad says details will be announced in next two days

Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Confirmed The Reports On Tuesday Saying That The Alliance Will Be Formed Under The Leadership Of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 17 Jan 2017, 04:31:41 PM
A combination photo shows Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

New Delhi:

A day after the infighting in the Samajwadi Party over its symbol came to an end, the Congress said on Tuesday that it will form an alliance with the ruling party for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad confirmed the reports saying that the alliance will be formed under the leadership of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.

"Details about it will be decided in coming days, for now can say there will be Congress-SP alliance under leadership of Akhilesh Yadav," PTI quoted Azad as saying.

Congress' chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit too said that talks are on over the possible tie-up between the two parties as it will benefit the state.

Earlier in the day, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said that he will take a decision in this regard in a day or two.

Here are the updates:

# I would like to gracefully withdraw, as we cannot have two CM candidates for the elections: Sheila Dikshit 

As of now it is alliance of Congress and SP, will think about 'maha-gathbandhan' in coming days: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Cong

# Details about it will be decided in coming days, for now can say there will be Congress-SP alliance under leadership of Akhilesh Yadav: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Decision on alliance with Congress will be taken in a day or two: Akhilesh

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First Published : 17 Jan 2017, 01:03:00 PM