Going alone in UP , Delhi part of Cong long term strategy to retain lost ground(UNI)

Published: Jan 20, 2019, 7:05 am IST

Congress decision to go alone in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh and in other states like Delhi may be seen as as a fallout of its failure to form a ‘mahagathbandhan ‘ (grand alliance) for the elections but the move by the grand old party is a part of its strategy to regain lost ground in the states where it has been reduced to being a fringe player over the years.
After Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi party and Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party announced their alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls, excluding the Congress, the party announced its decision to fight the elections alone in the state.
Also, amid talks of a possible alliance with the Aam Aadmi party in Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections, the new Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit recently ruled out any tie up with AAP in the national capital.(UNI)