Congress allies with Krishna Patel-led Apna Dal in Uttar Pradesh, party to contest two Lok Sabha seats

  • The Congress has finalised a seat-sharing agreement with the Apna Dal led by Krishna Patel

  • Krishna Patel's daughter and Union minister Anupriya Patel, who leads the Apna Dal (Sonelal), tied up with the BJP on Friday

  • Both factions will contest from two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh

The Congress on Saturday finalised the seat-sharing agreement with the Apna Dal led by Krishna Patel and allocated it two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

 Congress allies with Krishna Patel-led Apna Dal in Uttar Pradesh, party to contest two Lok Sabha seats

Congress and Apna Dal will contest the Lok Sabha election in alliance in UP. Twitter/INC India

The Apna Dal will contest from two parliamentary constituencies — Basti and Gonda, the Congress announced.

Pankaj Niranjan Singh Chandel, the son-in-law of Patel, joined the Congress in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi and general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Patel was also present there.

Krishna Patel's daughter and Union minister Anupriya Patel, who leads the Apna Dal (Sonelal), tied up with the BJP on Friday.

BJP president Amit Shah announced the agreement on Twitter, saying that Apna Dal (S) leader and Union minister Anupriya Patel would again contest from Mirzapur.

Shah said the second seat would be finalised later after deliberations between leaders of both the parties.

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Updated Date: Mar 17, 2019 08:13:57 IST