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Lok Sabha Polls: RLD Leader Jayant Chaudhary Meets SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav

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| January 16 , 2019 , 19:24 IST

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) vice-president Jayant Chaudhary on Wednesday met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow and held discussions on a seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The meeting took place at the Samajwadi Party headquarters. Speaking to media the RLD vice-president said, "It was a good discussion (on seat sharing) with Akhilesh and you will know the outcome soon."

Earlier, on January 12, Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party had announced a tie-up and formed an alliance for the upcoming parliamentary elections and said that smaller parties would be accommodated.

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The RLD had earlier said talks for finding a place in the alliance were on.

Jayant Chaudhary has demanded six out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP. The SP and BSP had decided to contest 38 seats each, leaving two seats for allies and two seats uncontested (Amethi and Rae Bareli - held by Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi).

After forming the alliance BSP chief Mayawati said, "In 1993, the then BSP chief Kanshi Ram and Mulayam Singh Yadav contested together and won the UP polls. The BSP is determined to follow in the footsteps of Dr BR Ambedkar and give the same results this time."

"People were badly hit due to the BJP in the 1990s. Today also the public is angry due to non-fulfilment of promises," BSP supremo added.