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Big Developments: Is UP Gearing Up For A Grand Alliance?
Big Developments: Is UP Gearing Up For A Grand Alliance?

Uttar Pradesh seems to be going shaping up on the lines of Bihar, politically. A Bihar-type grand alliance is likely to come up in the state just before the 2017 assembly polls.

The Samajwadi Party state chief Shivpal Yadav, who is in confrontation with his nephew and state CM Akhilesh Yadav, met the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh on Friday. Shivpal reportedly extended a formal invite to Ajit Singh for the SP’s silver jubilee celebrations on November 5.

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The infighting in the Yadav family and the Samajwadi Party has gone a bit too far and ugly. The party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav reportedly had called his old friend Ajit Singh, who assured him that he would “stand beside him in this time of crisis”.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Shivpal Yadav had hinted at a possible alliance between Samajwadi Party and Congress-RLD, saying that the SP supremo Mulayam Singh is ‘ready in principle’ to start holding talks for an alliance with the both the parties. UP Chief Ministerial candidate for the Congress party Shiela Dikshit however had said that the grand old party hasn’t finalised any alliance in Uttar Pradesh and that no talks have taken place with Samajwadi Party.