UP-LD ALLIANCE - SP, BSP announce tie-up sans Congress for Lok Sabha polls, to contest 38 seats each in UP (Eds: Adds details)
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Lucknow, Jan 12 (PTI) Once-arch rivals Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced Saturday their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the Congress out of the alliance.
The parties, however, said they would not field candidates in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. They also left two seats, out of 80, for smaller allies.
Making the announcement at a joint press ...