UP CM Akhilesh takes charge of SP, alliance with Congress RLD in election 2017 : In the heat of the assembly election, the Samajwadi Party is going to tie with other parties like Congress and RLD. The Vice president of Congress Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi are said to be keen that the party allies with the SP, to dent the chance of BJP in the election.
As per the sources that the Congress leadership have been in regular touch with Akhilesh all through the crisis in the SP and Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have been speaking to Akhilesh directly.
According to the insider reports that Congress has demanded around 107 seats in the state. But, SP insiders say that the party would be comfortable with parting with 100 seats for the Congress, RLD and the Krishna Patel faction of the Apna Dal combine.
After the alliance with the Congress, it may help SP consolidate the Muslim vote bank. The rift in the SP could create confusion in the minds of the Muslim voters and may have resulted in a section moving away to the BSP. The BSP Party is trying hard to woo the community.
In the assembly elections, the BJP party would need to take up issues like the so-called Kairana exodus and Ram Mandir. But that would be easier said than done as a section of their support base is reeling under the effects of demonetisation.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh – Akhilesh has told his supporters that they should prepare for the elections after a day the Election Commission of India announced the schedule of the UP assembly polls.
According to the insider that CM Akhilesh said Netaji would be happy if we win the elections and that would automatically sort out differences.
On 1st January, CM Akhilesh Yadav designated Naresh Uttam as the state president of the Samajwadi Party, ousting Shivpal Yadav, has also started reconstituting the district units. On Thursday, as many as seven district heads of the party were replaced, in an indication that CM Yadav wants his loyalists to be firmly in the saddle before the polls.