In a quid-pro-quid deal, Congress has decided not to field candidates in seven parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh which include the constituencies of BSP leader Mayawati, SP leaders Mulayam Singh, son Akhilesh Yadav, daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav, RLD leaders Ajit Singh and Jayant Chauduri.
The Congress offer is a reciprocal one to SP-BSP-RLD alliance decision to not put any candidate in constituencies of Congress marquee leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Congress decision was announced by its UP leader Raj Babbar on Sunday.
Explaining the decision he said that Congress has left seven seats including Mainpuri, from where Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is contesting, Kannauj, where his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav is expected to run, and seats on which Rashtriya Lok Dal's Ajit Singh and Jayant Chaudhary will fight and any seat that that Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadhav choose to contest.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress's in-charge in eastern Uttar Pradesh, is scheduled to visit Lucknow on Sunday. will reach Prayagraj by evening. In her second visit after being appointed the party's general secretary, she is likely to spend four days in the state.