SP-Congress alliance to fetch 300 seats in UP assembly polls: Akhilesh Yadav

Amid the ongoing inconsistency over Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said if such a tie-up takes place in the upcoming state assembly polls it would win over 300 of 403 seats.

SP-Congress alliance to fetch 300 seats in UP assembly polls: Akhilesh Yadav

Amid the ongoing inconsistency over Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said if such a tie-up takes place in the upcoming state assembly polls it would win over 300 of 403 seats.

“Though samajwadis are going to form a majority government in the state, but if alliance takes place, it will win over 300 seats. The final decision in this regard will be taken by party National president (Mulayam Singh Yadav),” he said when asked about the possibility of his party’s alliance with Congress.


As per the sources, Congress is expecting a note-ban backlash against BJP and has kept a back channel open for making a pre-poll alliance or an understanding with Samajwadi Party.

Congress leaders might settle for anything between 60-70 seats, including the 20 sitting MLAs it has in the state Assembly, the sources said.

Congress leaders feel that it's the right chance in the crucial state where congress had dipped after the Narendra Modi government went public with the September 29 surgical strikes inside Pak-occupied Kashmir.

Even though Congress believes that post demonetization the popularity of the BJP has declined.

The ongoing controversy over ticket distribution in the Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh said, “Tickets are changed till last moment. We will only field those who can win elections. I will give my suggestions and advice on assembly tickets to the party president.”