Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Prashant Kishor meets CM Akhilesh Yadav

Prashant Kishor earlier on November 1 met Mulayam who is trying to cobble together an alliance of like-minded parties.

By: ANI | Lucknow | Updated: November 8, 2016 12:00 pm
Akhilesh, akilesh yadav, mulayam, mulayam singh Yadav, samajwadi party, Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, uttar pradesh elections, uttar pradesh assembly elections, uttar pradesh polls, assembly polls, assembly elections, prashant kishor, uttar pradesh, india news Earlier during the day, Akhilesh said any decision on a grand alliance for Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls will be taken by Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and stressed that he would give his suggestions only at party platform. (Source: Express file photo by Vishal Srivastava)

Congress poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Monday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at the latter’s official residence in Lucknow. Earlier during the day, Akhilesh said any decision on a grand alliance for Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls will be taken by Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and stressed that he would give his suggestions only at party platform.

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Kishor earlier on November 1 met Mulayam who is trying to cobble together an alliance of like-minded parties. Putting an end to all speculations over the Congress allying with the Samajwadi Party for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, party’s state in-charge Raj Babbar yesterday categorically stated that there has been no talk so far with regard to entering into an alliance to contest next year’s polls.

According to reports, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has conveyed the message that his party is ready to form a grand alliance with Samajwadi Party if Akhilesh emerges as a consensus face within the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led party.

On the possibility of a grand alliance, state Samajwadi Party president Shivpal Yadav said, “When it materialises, I will tell you.” Samajwadi Party, which was initially part of Bihars grand alliance, had walked out of it after it was offered only a handful of seats to contest the assembly elections there. The grand alliance of Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress had, however, scripted a major electoral victory, defeating the BJP-led NDA.

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    Vikas
    Nov 7, 2016 at 2:57 pm
    Oh my god with PK tricks SP will be crossing 300 seats...
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      Ashutosh
      Nov 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm
      Chanakya has rightly said - if all corrupt and goonda elements come together in ociation and gang up - know that the King is honest and righteous.
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        jugnu Singh
        Nov 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm
        Excepting RLD which has a pocket of influence (in Western UP) all other proposed consuents of the UP Mahagathbandan are peripheral players not even deserving 5 embly seats. Congress on its own will probably be in single digit with some influential leaders at personal level winning few seats. Nitish is bang on the money when he says that Mahagathbandan in UP can only happen if SP and BSP get together, which seems improbable nay impossible at least in the forthcoming UP elections. My political hypothesis is that if a Mahagathbandan of sorts is formed with SP as its leader leaving out BSP, in the post election scenario BSP might find it convenient to do business with BJP on the premise of 'in the interest of Dalits'. Strange as it may seem, there remains a distinct possibility of such development. Hence, SP should be best advised to be wary of the Mahagathbandan efforts as it may land up ceding 70-80 seats to the consuents who do not matter much electorally.
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          ramayanyadav
          Nov 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm
          this is good for devlopment of utterpradesh all secular forces should come together.rahul ,jayant and akhilesh will work for up vikashlt;br/gt;r.yadav
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            Vinayak Upadhyaya
            Nov 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm
            These Yadav caste leaders are very happy today by joining hands with muslim fundamentalist forces in UP. and Bihar but they will be responsible for next division of nation.
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              Vinayak Upadhyaya
              Nov 7, 2016 at 4:17 pm
              These secular leaders can not change U.P. if they rule for next 100 years. In the next 20 years U.P will divide on caste and religious lines. There is too much hatred between different communities. U.P muslims were responsible for division of India in 1947 and again these secularist will be responsible for next division.
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                vinod
                Nov 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm
                what happened ? why r u not saying all this is bakwaas.only BJP will sweep the polls and every other party will be reduced to single ? Let congress be.it has gone on long leave.why r u not confident about BJP ? after election all the pending cases against mayawait will be revived and there will be coalition between the two haathis - one mayawati s election symbol and the other ? no marks for guessing.hahahahaha
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                  YNS
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm
                  PRASHANT KISHOR DOES NOT WANT TO BE ON LOSING SIDE (CONGRESS). hence he is looking to the alternate combination who can win. He is going to convince Congress to tie-up with SP so that they can make a G Alliance and Congress's position can be better like he managed in Bihar.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The main cause of worry is that neither Sonia hi nor Sheila Dixit are well at present which is affecting to make a major gain for Congress.
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