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BJP strikes alliance with Nishad Party in UP

State BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh said that the three parties would contest the elections together. However, he did not mention about the seat sharing arrangement among the three.

IANS | Lucknow |

The BJP in Uttar Pradesh has finalised its alliance with the Nishad Party for the upcoming Assembly elections.

Talking to reporters, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who is the party’s election in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, said that the alliance would further strengthen the BJP in the next elections. He said that apart from Apna Dal, the Nishad Party would be its ally now.

Pradhan said that he had toured the state and met people and was confident that the party would return to power with greater strength.

He said that all issues had been addressed and would be known to all at the appropriate time.

State BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh said that the three parties would contest the elections together. However, he did not mention about the seat sharing arrangement among the three.