Lucknow, March 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh will address first joint rally in Uttar Pradesh on April 7, leaders said on Thursday.
“The joint rallies of the BSP-SP-RLD will start in a phases manner in the state after Holi,” a senior SP leader told IANS.
He said the joint rallies of the three parties will kick off from the first day of Navratra in western Uttar Pradesh.
“Mayawati, Akhilesh and Ajit Singh will address their first joint rally in Deoband area of the Saharanpur district of the state,” he said.
The party leader said that several such joint rallies will be organised in various parts of the state.
The SP, BSP and the RLD have announced to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in alliance against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had won 73 out of 80 seats in the state in 2014, while the SP won five, the Congress two and the BSP scored nil.