UP polls 2017: Nitish Kumar to visit Varanasi, to address rally on April 10

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Varanasi, March 18: After securing a landslide victory in its home state Bihar, Nitish Kumar is all set to sound the poll bugle for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017.

According to media reports, Nitish is scheduled to hold a rally in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of PM Narendra Modi, on April 10.

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However, Nitish Kumar's JD(U) will keep a distance from the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh.

Along-with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, his grand alliance partner in Bihar, RJD, national president Chaudhary Ajit Singh would also share the dais with him.

It must be noted that last year, taking a cue from the massive victory of the Grand Alliance against BJP in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had said that such a tie-up was possible in Uttar Pradesh. [Grand Alliance possible for UP polls, says Akhilesh Yadav]

Later, Samajwadi Party had stormed out of the Grand Alliance, as it was offered only five seats to contest, which it found inadequate.

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