LUCKNOW: With the catchline ‘UP ko yeh saath pasand hai’, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi are all set out for a joint campaign here today for the high stakes Assembly elections in the state.
The two leaders, who will come together for the first time after Congress and SP reached a pre-poll alliance with an aim to bag over 300 of the 403 Assembly seats up for grabs, will set the tone for the electioneering with a press conference and a road show.
“The two leaders will address a joint press conference in Lucknow on Sunday afternoon to give a clear message not just to their respective party cadres but also the people of the state of a united effort of the two parties to defeat communal parties,” a senior SP leader told PTI.
A joint poster with the slogan ‘UP ko yeh saath pasand hai’ having the pictures of both Rahul and Akhilesh and their respec-tive party symbols will also be released on the occasion.
The ‘tricolour’ and ‘red and green’ colours of both the parties will form the border of the posters.
After the press interaction, the two leaders will hold a joint road show across the densely populated areas of the state capital.
Insiders said that joint rallies were also being planned by the two parties at a later stage. They said the joint press conference would remove any confusion in the minds of voters on the tie-up between the two parties.