SP-BSP alliance LIVE Updates: Akhilesh, Mayawati expected to announce alliance ahead of 2019 elections

Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj party (BSP) chief Mayawati will address a joint press conference in Lucknow on Saturday where they are expected to formally announce their alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

The two parties first publically spoke about the alliance in March last year and then experimented with it in three Lok Sabha bypolls and one state assembly bypolls. The BJP lost all those seats to the alliance. The SP-BSP alliance can be a formidable opposition to the BJP which won 71 Lok Sabha seats in UP in 2014.

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Here are the live updates:

SP-BSP posters party flags seen in Lucknow

SP-BSP posters and party flags were seen in Lucknow, ahead of the joint press conference by Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati in Lucknow.

 

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