RJD, LJP, SP to formally announce new alliance today

April 3rd, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI  

Ram Vilas Paswan Lucknow, Apr 3 (ANI): The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) will make a formal announcement of their new alliance here today.

On March 29, Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh said, “The RJD, the LJP and the SP will sit together in Lucknow to discuss and announce the secular alliance.”

The three parties on March 26 had separately announced plans to contest the coming general elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar unitedly.

Singh had revealed that SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan would be 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),” he said.

Paswan had also informed that he held talks with Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad to confirm the alliance. He had further asserted that the three parties would provide an “alternative” in the fight against “communal forces”.

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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