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SP will contest Gujarat elections on five seats, support Congress on rest: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that his party will support the Congress on the rest of the seats. The SP entered into an alliance with the Congress party just before the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections that was held earlier this year. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2017 2:21 pm
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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday confirmed that his party will contest only on five assembly seats in the upcoming elections in the state of Gujarat, as reported by news agency PTI. He added his party will support the Congress on the remaining seats.

The SP had entered into an alliance with the Congress party in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections that was held earlier this year.

The Election Commission (EC) has said that the state will go to polls before December 18. The EC had announced the election dates of Himachal Pradesh but not that of Gujarat. This step of the EC attracted criticism from the opposition. Gujarat Legislative Assembly consists of 182 members, out of which 13 are reserved for scheduled castes and 27 for scheduled tribes. The BJP has been in power for the last two decades in Gujarat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Gujarat third time this month. He inaugurated various development projects in Gujarat including the the first phase of the Ghogha-Dahej roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) ferry service connecting Saurashtra and south Gujarat.

Ahead of the elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too is on a three-day visit to Gujarat and will address the OBC ‘Navsarjan Janadesh Mahasammelan’.

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  1. A
    Oct 23, 2017 at 5:48 pm
    EVM /VPAT or ballet paper when it count, it count only one party.......only way out in front of CBI or FBI..........
    1. S
      Oct 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm
      Any politician is a better option than our great virgin feku pm. Wonder if he bothered visiting his wife, chew-t-yeah pm
      1. A
        Oct 23, 2017 at 7:10 pm
        ka aulada se yehi umid thi. Agar tera baap main dam hota, to tu padosh ka aulad bhi na hota.
      2. Mahender Goriganti
        Oct 23, 2017 at 4:12 pm
        Irrelevant dosti (fake RG Akhilesh) trying to be relevant in the news with paid selfies!!
        1. Rajesh Patel
          Oct 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm
          ''Gujarat ko yeh 2 buddhon ka saath pasand hai...''
          1. S
            Oct 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm
            Rajesh Patel ji buddhu to chor se behtar hote hain.
            1. R
              Oct 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm
              toh yeh chor hain, a solution as you please !
          2. U
            U.P walleyy Bhaiyaa
            Oct 23, 2017 at 2:45 pm
            Gujarat maeyy saathh aa gayee Akhilesh Bhaiyaa aurr Rahul babaa: aab gol ho jayeggaa Bhagwaeey bhadwoo kaa dabbaa
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