Can’t discuss UP alliance issue in presser, says Rahul

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New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Asked on the possibility of an alliance ahead of the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said “it is a strategic matter and can’t be discussed in a presser”.

Asked if his party was in talks with the Samajwadi Party or the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP), Gandhi said in a lighter vein: “It is a strategic matter. If I say this in this press conference, then… if you come to me personally, I can tell you quietly.”

There are reports that the Congress is holding parleys with the ruling Samajwadi Party for an alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

Speculations about a possible alliance were rife after Congress poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

–IANS

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