Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday gave his blessings to SP-Congress alliance for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017.
Speaking to media outside the Budget Session in Parliament in New Delhi, Mulayam said he will even campaign for the party, but after Feb 9.
“I will campaign for SP after Feb 9, it does not matter if Congress candidates are also there,” Mulayam Said, however on the question of blessings to the alliance he said, “Yes, I give my blessings.”
Mulayam had earlier announced that he will not campaign for the SP and Congress in the assembly elections as he does not approve of the alliance. “Samajwadi Party could have won by itself, we do not need Congress’ help,” he had told media on Sunday, the day Akhilesh and Congress VC Rahul Gandhi addressed their first joint press conference.
Read | Mulayam Singh Yadav against SP-Congress alliance; vows not to participate in campaign
The deal painstakingly brokered by his son and party chief Akhilesh Yadav as one the first act after dethroning his father gives him a seat share of 298 out of 403, while Congress will contest elections on 105 seats.