New Delhi: In a unanimous decision taken by Samajwadi Party (SP), it was decided that the party would contest next year's Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh without any coalition. The party has decided to go to the polls alone.

The party which has already finalised its candidates would announce the names in next three days. Highly placed sources within the party reveal that it is clear about the procedure of contesting elections, where it has decided that it would not involve any other political party and field only its candidate in all the seats.

Following this political strategy, it has already announced the names of candidates for 165 seats and in next few days it would declare another list of 100 contestants.

During the last three days, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, state president and Lok Sabha member Akhilesh Yadav, General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav and other ministers are busy finalising the names of candidates and for this purpose regular meetings are being held in the capital.

According to sources, party leadership is choosing candidates for every seat very cautiously but they are in a dilemma over the selection of candidates for nearly six seats. The sources say the changes will be made in these seats after finalising the candidates for all other seats.

The party wants to finalise candidates for all the seats by May. Though this seems possible, the sources say, in some districts prominent SP leaders are posing problems. Hence, the party has decided to choose candidates for these districts only after finalising the final list.

It is being said that the state as well as national leadership was concerned about groupism within the party and had decided to take serious action if situation didn’t come under control.

(JPN/ Bureau)