LUCKNOW: A day after ruling out tie-up with Rashtriya Lok Dal, the Samajwadi Party on Friday said it has not got any “positive response” from the Congress on alliance and that it could give the party only 85 of 403 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh.
The Samajwadi Party, which is not on the same page with the Congress on the issue of inclusion of RLD, said if that party wanted to defeat the BJP, it should accept the SP’s formula of seat-sharing.
“Under this formula, SP would give those seats to Congress on which its candidate were in first place or seats where SP was at third, fourth or fifth spots,” SP National Vice President Kironmay Nanda said after SP released its list of 191 candidates. “Thus, Congress will get 54 seats. But if it talks seriously, we can also give them 25-30 additional seats. The maximum seats we can give to them will be 85,” he said.