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Only 'development formula' works in UP, not SP-Congress 'compromise formula': BJP

Updated: Jan 08, 2017 07:01 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 8 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that the "compromise formula' undertaken by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party to resolve stalled alliance talks ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls is a futile exercise while adding that formula lies with the people who will only vote for development.

"Congress and Samajwadi Party can come to any understanding, but at the end of the day the Samajwadi Party has realized that their cycle is not moving anywhere, it's got jammed. The Congress, which Rahul Gandhi took out a khat panchayat, they have realised that they are still in the ICU and lying on the cart," BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh told ANI.

He added that none of these parties have been able to give development or hope of development to the people of Uttar Pradesh.

"So therefore, the people of Uttar Pradesh have made their mind that it has to be BJP," he said.

Reportedly, a meeting between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has been fixed for January 9 and discussions on an alliance are on the cards.

As of now, the Samaj Party is undergoing an internal crisis as both factions, one led-by Akhilesh and another led by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, are at the Election Commission's office at New Delhi staking claim of the party's symbol 'cycle'.

Akhilesh's mentor and uncle Ram Gopal Yadav last week staked claim to the party's symbol 'cycle' before the Election Commission stating that 90 percent of the MLAs are backing him.

The 77-year-old veteran had also visited the Election Commission's office accompanied by his trusted advisor and younger brother Shivpal Yadav.

At a party gathering in Lucknow, Akhilesh was named the Samajwadi Party's president, last week.

He then pushed his father into retirement by declaring that he would function as patron and mentor of the party.

Mulayam and his aides have insisted his faction is the legit Samajwadi Party. (ANI)

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