Lalu, Mulayam, Paswan come together

Following the failure of their pre-poll alliance with the Congress in Bihar and Uttar Pradeshtwo UPA constituents and an ally, RJD, LJP and SP, announced the formation of a "secular alliance" that will contest 120 seats in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar unitedly. As of now both parties are part of the United Progressive Alliance.


“We three are together. We will fight jointly in North India. We will not clash with each other in the two states having 120 Lok Sabha seats” Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh told journalists here on Wednesday.


LJP Chief Ram Vilas Paswan said in Patna that he had talked to SP President Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD leader Lalu Prasad and the three parties would provide an "alternative" in the fight against "communal forces".


Even if the Samajwadi Party fielded candidates for a few seats in Bihar, Mr. Prasad said he would canvass for Mr. Mulayam Singh, according to Mr. Amar Singh. “The politics to finish Mulayam Singh off in the Hindi heartland will not succeed. The secular brigade of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh will remain intact,” he said.


To a question on the Congress poll prospects in U.P., Mr. Amar Singh said he was not convinced by the confidence expressed by the party. 


The SP leader's assertion comes close on the heels of Congress announcing that it would contest most of the 40 seats in Bihar and a large number of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh.


Why it happened so late ?

They should have been come togethere since long. Lalu & Mulayam should have done made this deal earlier.

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