Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has finalised its alliance with the Nishad Party for the upcoming Assembly elections, as per reports.
Sharing details before media, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who is the party's election in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, said that the alliance would further reinforce the Bharatiya Janata Party in the next elections. Pradhan said that apart from Apna Dal, the Nishad Party would be its ally now.
Pradhan said that he had toured the state and met people and was optimistic that the party would return to power with greater power. He went on to say that all issues had been addressed and would be known to all at the appropriate time. State BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh said that the three parties would contest the elections together. However, he did not mention about the seat-sharing arrangement among the three.
Meanwhile, Nishad Party chief Sanjay Nishad said that the party's demand will be talked over in today's meeting with BJP leaders. "Our demands will be discussed in today's meeting with BJP leaders. Nishad Party will field its own candidates in the upcoming Assembly elections," he said.