New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday remarked that Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party (SP-BSP) will hold joint election rallies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

“We have planned joint rallies in Uttar Pradesh,” he told ANI when questioned about what transpired between his recent meeting with BSP chief Mayawati.  “The meeting was to discuss the poll strategy for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. We have decided on some rallies of SP-BSP together,” he added.

As per their seat-sharing formula, the Samajwadi Party is contesting 37 seats and the Bahujan Samaj Party is contesting on 38. Three seats have been given to RLD- Mathura, Muzaffarpur and Bagpat. Whereas, two seats- Rae Bareli and Amethis have been left for the Congress to contest alone.

Uttar Pradesh will witness polling in seven phases- April 11, 18, 23, 29 and May 6, 12, 19. The Lok Sabha polling will overall take place in seven phases starting April 11 and ending on May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

A confident Yadav said that now that the Lok Sabha election schedule is out, the time has come to hit the streets, meet people and help them make right decisions.

Training his guns at BJP, Yadav added, “The government has not achieved anything which was promised to the people. Where are laptops he (Yogi Adityanath) was supposed to give? Where are jobs? Where is the share of farmers?”

In 2014 General elections, the NDA had won 73 seats whereas the Samajwadi Party got five and the BSP drew a blank.

With ANI inputs