Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): The city of Lucknow is bedecked with posters of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Saturday.
This is the scene ahead of the crucial joint press conference to be held later today.
A number of posters with a slogan humara kaam bolta hai and Bhajpa ka jhoot bolta hai (Our work speaks, BJP’s lie speaks) are posted all around the city.
SP and BSP are in talks for weeks regarding an alliance. A meeting between Yadav and Mayawati in the recent past had triggered a lot of speculation about seat-sharing for the ensuing polls in 2019.
The two parties are likely to announce an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
It is not yet clear if the Congress would be a part of the alliance. But, there are enough indications that SP and BSP are not in favour of including the party.