New Delhi: The pre-poll alliance between the Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections may come alive as for the first time the talks between both the political parties has finally reached a seat-sharing agreement level. But the deal has yet to get the nod from Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Sources said Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh along with screening committee chairman Mohan Prakash is discussing each and every seat of the western UP with RLD president Ajit Singh.

Ajit Singh has soft corner towards the Congress as the latter has decided to withdraw some candidates in case of seat sharing agreement with the former.
The Congress has already announced candidates for Shamli, Nagina, Ghaziabad, Syana, Atrauli, Meerut, Hastinapur, Kol, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Rural and Mathura Assembly seats. However, the RLD believes these seats as its strongholds.

A Congress leader said, “The seat sharing talks between both the parties is on progress under the guidance of party general secretary Rahul Gandhi.”

Sources in the RLD said, “After the several rounds of talks, the deal is likely between both the two parties.”

JPN/Bureau