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UP election 2017: Alliance with SP still can't be ruled out, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

Balrampur (UP): Amid the contradictory stands taken by Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, on forging an alliance with Congress in Uttar Pradesh, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the possibility could not be ruled out.

 UP election 2017: Alliance with SP still cant be ruled out, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad. Reuters file image

"Politics is a game of possibilities. You cannot rule out any possibility in politics," Azad, in charge of Congress in UP, said, while talking to reporters on the sidelines of 'Janakrosh Rally'.

Azad's remarks come in the backdrop of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister's open rebellion against his father on a number of issues, including ticket distribution and alliance with Congress.

Akhilesh had maintained that SP would get a majority on its own and in case of an alliance they would notch up over 300 of the 403 seats. However, Mulayam ruled out such a tie up in a clear snub to his son.

As the party grappled with worst ever feud in the Yadav family, he said such "ugly developments" were never seen in his party which does not indulge in creating rifts. "We do not dabble in the politics of creating rifts," he added.

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Updated Date: Dec 30, 2016 17:10:58 IST

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