NEW DELHI: Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party and the Congress announced their tie-up ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections 2017 at a joint press conference this evening in Lucknow.
The announcement came after the two sides reached an understanding regarding seat division this morning. Sources in the Congress had said the parties have split the difference to agree on the Congress getting six more seats than the 99 seats offered yesterday by the Samajwadi Party.
The Congress had initially asked for 138 seats, which was later scaled down to 110. The state has 403 seats.