The separated faction of the Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) will contest the Gujarat assembly election in coalition with the Congress, said its leader Sharad Yadav. He also urged for a “minimum division” among opposition parties as they take on the ruling BJP.
Yadav told that he talked to Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi on the tie-up. He suggested that the alliances should be made in such a way that “division” among the opposition is “minimised as much as possible”.
The Election Commission announced the schedule for assembly election on Wednesday. The polls will be held in two phases on December 9 and December 14. The votes will be counted on December 18.
“We have already said it…we have already talked about an alliance with the Congress. All efforts are being made to ensure that people remain united,” Yadav told reporters.