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Updated February 22nd, 2024 at 16:05 IST

Congress Concedes Defeat in UP? 63-17 Seat Sharing Pact Suggests So

The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party has offered 17 Lok Sabha seats to Congress in Uttar Pradesh.

Reported by: Digital Desk
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Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi | Image:ANI/Facebook
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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: In a bid to save the alliance, the Congress party seems to have conceded defeat by accepting the offer of 17 seats from the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. The development comes at a time when the INDI alliance is grappling with challenges, with Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) deciding to contest independently in Bengal and Punjab for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Moreover, Nitish Kumar had already realigned with the NDA in Bihar. Earlier the alliance in UP was also on the brink of collapse after the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP offered the Congress 11 seats.  

Confirming alliance with Congress in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party on Wednesday said that there is 'no dispute with Rahul Gandhi'. His statement comes after SP and Congress reached a consensus on seat-sharing talks. For the unversed, the Akhilesh Yadav-led party has offered 17 Lok Sabha seats to Congress in Uttar Pradesh. 

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Addressing a joint press conference, Congress Uttar Pradesh in-charge Avinash Pande said, "I am delighted to tell you that it has been decided that in Uttar Pradesh the INC will contest on 17 seats and the remaining 63 seats will have candidates of INDI Alliance - from SP and other parties."     

Full List of 17 Lok Sabha Seats That SP Offered to Congress

  1. Raebareli
  2. Amethi
  3. Kanpur
  4. Fatehpur Sikri 
  5. Bansgaon 
  6. Saharanpur
  7. Prayagraj
  8. Maharajganj 
  9. Banaras
  10. Amroha
  11. Jhansi
  12. Bulandshahr
  13. Ghaziabad
  14. Mathura
  15. Hathras
  16. Barabanki
  17. Deoria

On being asked why he was not present twice for the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Samajwadi Paty Chief Akhilesh Yadav said, "All is well that ends well... Yes, there will be an alliance. There is no conflict. Everything will be out and clear soon... All is well that ends well..."  

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Published February 21st, 2024 at 14:25 IST

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