Congress forms alliance with Samajwadi Party for UP polls

The Congress party on Tuesday said it will contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in alliance with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.

“The Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance will form the next government in Uttar Pradesh,” senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told media persons.

Azad said the nitty-gritty of the alliance, particularly seat sharing, was being worked out.

He declined to comment on the possibility of forming a Bihar-style Grand Alliance.