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UP polls: Congress demands 140 seats, may end alliance with Samajwadi Party

Ahead of UP assembly election Congress has demanded to contest elections in UP on 140 seats. Samajwadi Party had earlier offered 100 seats to congress which was raised to 120 seats for its candidates to contest election. UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday declared his first list of 209 candidates for the assembly polls next month amid speculation of a probable coalition with the Congress making rounds in the political circles.The first list declared in the afternoon has candidates from 191 seats of the first three phases of polls, the second list of 18 candidates declared in the evening was for fifth phase.However, there is still hope for Congress that an alliance can be formed and this was just Akhilesh playing hard ball to show that the alliance will be on his terms. The UP CM has not declared the list of candidates who will contest on seats in the fourth phase as this phase covers districts like Congress bastions of Amethi and Rae Bareli.

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