The Samajwadi Party and the Congress had joined hands in the last Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.
"The Samajwadi Party will fight on five seats. We will support the Congress on the rest," Akhilesh said.
Eyeing Patidar votes, the Congress is also trying to get support from their leaders to counter the BJP in Gujarat, where they had been in power since 1995.
On the other hand, BJP president Amit Shah is on a visit to Gujarat's capital, Gandhinagar, for a state board meeting of the party.
The date of Gujarat polls has not been decided as yet.