ANI Photo | “Seat-sharing with Congress almost done”: Samajwadi Party’s Ram Gopal Yadav

General Secretary of Samajwadi Party Ram Gopal Yadav on Thursday said that the seat-sharing for the alliance with Congress in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections is ‘almost complete’ and will be revealed soon.
“It’s very positive and almost done… The declaration will be done at an auspicious moment. Just wait and watch till the announcement is done,” SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav told ANI.
Notably, earlier on Tuesday, the Akhilesh Yadav-led party on Tuesday announced candidates for 16 Lok Sabha seats, days after announcing that it had allotted 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh to the Congress for the Lok Sabha elections.
The SP’s first 16 candidates include three from the Yadav family: Akshay Yadav (Firozabad), Dimple Yadav (Mainpuri), and Dharmendra Yadav (Badaun). The other seats where prominent candidates have been announced are Sambhal, where sitting MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq has been renominated, Dhaurahra, where the party has fielded Anand Bhadauriya, Unnao, where former Congress leader Anu Tandon has been nominated, Lucknow, where party MLA Ravidas Mehrotra has been given a ticket and Ambedkar Nagar, where MLA and former BSP leader Lalji Verma has been fielded.
The SP has three Lok Sabha MPs at present. Of them, two are Dimple Yadav and Shafiqur Rahman Barq. The third, Moradabad MP S T Hasan, did not find space in the first list.
As per Akhilesh Yadav’s focus on the “Pichhda, Dalit, and Alpsankhyak”, or PDA strategy, 11 leaders are from Other Backward Classes (OBCs), three are from upper castes, one is Dalit, and one is Muslim

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