Akhilesh, Rahul to hold joint press meet on Sunday
In the first joint appearance after cementing pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will jointly address a press conference here on Sunday, to remove confusion in the minds of voters on the tie-up.
This is for the first time that Congress and Samajwadi Party were having an alliance to win over 300 of the 403 Assembly seats. "The time and venue of the media interaction is yet to be finalised," a senior SP leader told a news agency Friday.
Sources in both the parties said their joint appearance before the media would galvanise the two parties and help in reaping a bumper electoral harvest.
They said the two top leaders were previously expected to make a joint announcement about the alliance on January 22, but later state chiefs of the two parties, Raj Babbar (Congress) and Naresh Uttam (SP) announced the deal jointly.