- Yadav and Chaudhury met in Lucknow last month, allegedly to discuss seat-sharing.
- They both posted a photo of the meeting and announced that they were working together towards the change.
- Both leaders are anticipated to meet at the Hindon airstrip and take a helicopter to the rally site.
On Tuesday, Akhilesh Yadav, the president of the Samajwadi Party, and Jayant Chaudhury, the chief of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), are scheduled to make a formal announcement about their alliance for the Uttar Pradesh elections next year.
According to reports, the two politicians would reveal their decision to join hands at a joint rally in the poll-bound state’s Meerut district.
Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Singh would arrive in the same helicopter for the ‘Parivartan Sandesh’ event in the Dabathua region of Meerut district. Following the rally, the duo may also lay out the seat-sharing deal.
Workers from both parties have been prepping the ground for the event, with the site decked up in the two parties’ colours of red and green. Akhilesh Yadav is seen wearing his distinctive red cap on hoardings and posters ahead of the event, while Jayant Singh is dressed in a green gamchha.
Yadav and Chaudhury met in Lucknow last month, presumably to discuss seat-sharing. They both posted a photo of the meeting and stated that they were moving together towards change.
“Badhte Kadam,” the RLD leader stated on Twitter, beside a photo of himself with Yadav.
“Shri Jayant Chaudhary ji ke saath badlav ke ore (With Jayant Chaudhary for change”),” the Samajwadi Party chief tweeted.
Yadav had stated that his party’s alliance with the Rastriya Lok Dal is definite and that only seat sharing is now being discussed.
Masood Ahmad, state president of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, stated that the two leaders met in the state capital to discuss seat sharing arrangements.
When asked how many seats the RLD will get to run for in the elections early next year, Ahmad indicated it hasn’t been decided yet.
The SP leader has often stated that his party is willing to form an alliance with small parties for the 2022 Assembly elections. He had previously met with AAP Uttar Pradesh in-charge Sanjay Singh and shared a “strategic discussion” about the state elections.