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Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati to hold joint rally in Deoband, will kick-off 2019 poll campaign

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 April 2019, 11:31 IST
Mayawati, Ajit Singh & Akhilesh Yadav

Setting off a campaign trail for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the stage is set for the SP-BSP alliance to to take upon the ruling BJP in the Western UP as it goes to poll on April 11.

Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati and Ajit Singh will share the stage to kick-off the poll campaigning and send out a message in the Jat dominated seats of Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Baghpat, Kairana, Saharanpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar (which are up for polls) that unpaid dues of Sugarcane farmers and the agrarian crisis are the major poll issue.

The SP-BSP-RLD alliance will address the rally in Saharanpur constituency and a symbol of unity will be projected as the fight for 2019 polls in Uttar Pradesh has become triangular contest, where the Congress has also jumped with more than 70 seats to contest upon.

Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav

An SP leader said about the joint rally that “This is the most important part — all the cutouts have to be of the same size, they have to have the right slogans, and no single leader can have more display than the others. This will prove the unity of the gathbandhan (alliance).”

On choosing Deoband as the prime location for the rally, the SP leader said that much thought was spent on it and as it includes almost all the communities which the SP-BSP-RLD is targeting, it became the first and best choice.

This is quite central to four constituencies and Deoband area includes the four main communities that are part of the gathbandhan — Muslims, Dalits, Jats and OBCs,” the SP leader said.

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First published: 7 April 2019, 11:28 IST