BJP announces alliance with RLD

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New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday announced an alliance with the Ajit Singh led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The tie-up was announced at a joint press conference addressed by Singh, BJP's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Convener Sharad Yadav.

Former Union Minister Ajit Singh's outfit, built mainly on a Jat support-base, will be allowed to contest in seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

These include Baghpat, Muzaffarnagar, Mathura, Nagina, Amroha, Hathras and Sitapur.

The remaining Lok Sabha constituencies, including Kairana, Bijnore, Moradabad, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Saharanpur, Meerut, Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad will be contested by the BJP. (ANI)

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