SP-Congress can win more than 300 seats together, says Akhilesh Yadav
Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi today, Akhilesh said such an alliance can win "over 300 of 403 seats" in India's most crucial state election
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday kept the doors open for an alliance with the Congress for next years assembly polls, saying the combine can win over 300 seats in the 403-member House.
"Prashant Kishor met Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) and also had a meeting with me. I told him that the SP would get a majority on its own, but if there was an alliance, we would win more than 300 seats," said Akhilesh Yadav.
"In an alliance, one has to contend with fewer number of seats to contest, but if gain and loss become the consideration, then it doesn't work out. The SP will be forming the government again with a majority and if Congress also joins in, we will cross 300. However, it is for the Congress to decide," he said.
Akhilesh also took the opportunity to hit out at government’s decision to junk 500-and 1,000-rupee notes. He said the government's sudden move to demonetise the 86 percent of the currency has failed to stop corruption and black money.He added the move has caused huge suffering for the common people of this country and they will hit back at BJP in the coming election.