RJD, LJP, SP to contest together in UP and Bihar

March 26th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Ram Vilas Paswan New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) have announced plans to contest the coming general elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar unitedly.

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh said, “We three are together. We will not clash with each other in the two states (UP and Bihar) having 120 Lok Sabha seats (80 seats in UP, 40 seats in Bihar).”

Singh further informed that Paswan would not be fielding former Prime Minister V P Singh’s son Ajay Singh from Fatehpur seat in Uttar Pradesh.

Talking to reporters in Patna, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan said that he had talked to SP supremo Mulayam Singh and RJD chief Lalu Prasad and confirmed the alliance

He further asserted that the three parties would provide an “alternative” in the fight against “communal forces”.

Mulayam Singh, Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan will make a formal announcement of the new alliance in New Delhi on March 30.

Bihar would go to poll in four phases: April 16, 23 and 30 and May 7.

The elections in Uttar Pradesh would be held in five phases: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 and May 13. (ANI)

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