In alliance bid, Akhilesh meets AAP's UP in-charge

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LUCKNOW: A day after his meeting with Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary sparked speculation about a poll deal, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday reached out to AAP's UP in-charge Sanjay Singh to revive the possibility of an alliance that both sides seemed to have given up on after initial talks fell through. Yadav also held talks with Apna Dal (K) chief Krishna Patel.
Singh, who tweeted a picture of him shaking hands with Akhilesh, described the meeting as "a constructive interaction where common issues and strategies were discussed to further the idea of freeing UP from the misgovernance of BJP".
The Rajya Sabha MP later told TOI that a tie-up between the two parties might yet happen. AAP had declared it would go it alone in the UP elections, due early next year.
On Wednesday evening, Akhilesh tweeted a picture of another interaction he had with a potential ally: Apna Dal (K) chief Krishna Patel. While the SP chief's tweet made no mention of a poll alliance, the Apna Dal (K) chief told reporters that the deal was done.

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