Lok Sabha polls 2019: Congress and allies set to retrace UPA-1 alliance
New Delhi, Mar 12: With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, parties have been trying to stitch up alliances across the states. These alliances will most likely be crucial for either party to reach the halfway mark of 272 in the 543-member House.
However, the Congress has been unable to iron out differences with smaller parties, which has led to a delay in announcing alliances.
Barring Kerala, Congress alliances in many states had broken down ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, bolstering the Modi-led BJP's electoral surge. Revival of alliances in these states for an anti-BJP coalition resembles the UPA-1 experiment of 2004.