Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Snubbed By Mayawati, Congress Gives Up 7 Crucial Seats In Uttar Pradesh


Congress party chief in Uttar Pradesh Raj Babbar announced on Sunday that the party will not be fighting SP-BSP-RLD seats in the state.

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Updated On:

Raj Babbar, the Congress party chief in Uttar Pradesh announced on Sunday that the party will not be fighting SP-BSP-RLD seats in the state.

The party notified that it will not be contesting on Mulayam Singh Yadav's seat Mainpuri, Kannauj, Firozabad, and other seats held by the Mahagatbandhan. 

He said, "We are leaving 7 seats vacant for SP, BSP, and RLD. These include Mainpuri, Kannauj, Firozabad and whatever seats Mayawati ji and RLD's Jayant ji and Ajit Singh contest from. We will also give two seats to Apna Dal - Gonda and Pilibhit."

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Congress announced that Mahan Dal may contest on the party's symbol in the Lok Sabha elections. 

He said, "We had talked to Mahan Dal earlier. They had said they were fine with whatever seats we give them, all they wanted was to contest Vidhan Sabha election. For Lok Sabha elections they had said they'll contest on our symbol. We'll find out a way to work with them."

Babbar further told that Congress has reached an agreement with Jan Adhikar party of 7 seats.

He said, "We have reached an agreement on 7 seats with Jan Adhikar party (JAP), out of those 7, JAP will fight on 5 and we will fight on 2."

According to the projections of the National Approval Ratings of March, the Mahagatbandhan of Akhilesh Yadav's SP and Mayawati's BSP is known to gain 47 seats in the state, followed by NDA with 29 seats and UPA with merely 4 seats. 

As far as the vote-share in concerned the Mahagatbandhan will secure 43.4%, followed by NDA at 41%, UPA at 10.4% and Others at 5.4%

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