The Congress Party, on Sunday, announced, the party will contest all the 80 seats in the Uttar Pradesh elections, 2019.
After the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party, on Saturday, declared their grand alliance without including the Congress party, the Congress party announced its decision contest all the seats. The major parties contesting the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh are the grand alliance of the BSP and the SP, the Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP.)
During a press meet in Delhi, the Congress party said, they will contest the elections alone, however, any party which wishes to join the Congress party and form an alliance against the opposition parties is welcome to do so.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, the General Secretary of the Congress party in Uttar Pradesh, addressed the media and said, “The Congress will contest on all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, and defeat the BJP.”
Speaking about the possibility of forging an alliance with other parties, Mr. Azad said, “If any political party is willing to accompany the Congress, and the Congress feels that it can fight the BJP, then it will be definitely accommodated.”
When asked about the alliance of the BSP and the SP and the Congress party not being a part of it, Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “We wanted that Congress should have been a part of the grand alliance (against the BJP) in UP. But, if someone does not want to walk along, then nothing could be done (sic.)”
Mr. Azad concluded by saying, previously, the Congress party had to contest 25 seats, but now, the Party will contest alone for a total of 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
The Uttar Pradesh elections are scheduled to be held between the months of April and May this year. The major parties will contest a total of 80 Lok Sabha seats.