New Delhi: Eyeing the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, the Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) are mulling to form an alliance at the earliest. On Monday, the leaders of the two parties will hold crucial meeting on the tie-up for assembly seats.

As few contentious seats holds back the alliance between the two parties in UP, one of the Congress strategist said, “Earlier discussions with RLD President, Ajit Singh have turned out to be positive. Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh along with the RLD leader will try to resolve the roadblocks on assembly seats in Monday meeting. “

According to sources, the RLD chief is resilient to form pact with Congress, assessing its political strength following UP election. If the party goes for assembly election solo, it will not gain political gear.

As RLD earlier wanted to contest election from Eastern and Western UP on 65-70 seats, sources say, the merger can take place between 45-50 seats.

JPN/Bureau