Congress forms alliance with Samajwadi Party for UP polls

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday said it will contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in alliance with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.

“The Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance will form the next government in Uttar Pradesh,” senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told media persons.

Azad said the nitty-gritty of the alliance, particularly seat sharing, was being worked out.

He declined to comment on the possibility of forming a Bihar-style Grand Alliance.