Samajwadi Party to support AAP in two Delhi seats, BSP in remaining five

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 May 2019, 07:04 AM
Arvind Kejriwal and Akhilesh Yadav (File Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal and Akhilesh Yadav (File Photo)

The Samajwadi Party on Monday said it would support the Bahujan Samaj Party in Delhi and also the Aam Aadmi Party in two seats for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

As per directions of the top leadership, the SP workers in Delhi will work for the BSP candidates, the spokesperson of the Samajwadi Party's Delhi unit, R S Yadav, said in a statement.

"We will also support New Delhi and North West Delhi (reserved) candidates of the AAP as the BSP has not fielded its candidates there," Yadav added.

The BSP has fielded Sanjay Gehlot (East Delhi), Rajvir Singh (North East Delhi), Sita Sharan (West Delhi), Shahid Ali (Chandni Chowk) and Siddhant Gautam (South Delhi).

The SP and BSP have joined hands to take on the BJP in Uttar Pradesh while keeping the Congress out of the alliance. RLD is also a partner of the opposition in the politically crucial alliance.

The AAP has fielded Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk, Atishi from East Delhi, Brijesh Goyal from New Delhi, Dilip Pandey from North East Delhi, Guggan Singh from North West Delhi, Raghav Chadha from South Delhi and Balbir Singh Jakhar from West Delhi.

Delhi will go to polls in the sixth phase on May 12. The counting of votes will held on May 23. In the 2014 elections, the BJP had won all seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital.

First Published: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 07:04 AM
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