Sources say an alliance between the Congress and Samajwadi Party is unlikely as talks have failed between the two.
Reports of a breakdown in talks comes a day before Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is to release the SP’s election manifesto.
In further setback to the ruling party, Mulayam Singh Yadav loyalist Ambika Chaudhary crossed over to Mayawati’s BSP, berating Akhilesh for “the shameful treatment of his father”.
Jan 21, 2017 9:29 pm (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress strategist Prashant Kishor begin seat sharing talks.
Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm (IST)
Alliance talks between Congress and SP resume: Source
Jan 21, 2017 9:11 pm (IST)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi steps in, wants SP-Congress alliance to happen in UP: Source to CNN-News18
Jan 21, 2017 8:08 pm (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav will release SP manifesto for 2017 Assembly elections at 11 am on Sunday.
Jan 21, 2017 6:45 pm (IST)
There's no interruption in the talks, says Senior Congress leader Raj Babbar
Jan 21, 2017 6:44 pm (IST)
You will get to know about the AP-Congress alliance by Sunday morning after the announcement is made, says senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
Jan 21, 2017 6:43 pm (IST)
We have cleared the seats for 1st and 2nd phase polls in Uttar Pradesh, says senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
Jan 21, 2017 6:41 pm (IST)
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav offered them 100 seats but Congress demanded to contest from 120 seats, says Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal.
Jan 21, 2017 6:40 pm (IST)
We told them that we can't contest in less than 300 seats but Congress was adamant as if they are a very influential party in UP, says Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal.
Jan 21, 2017 6:37 pm (IST)
Congress's Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting ends at 10 Janpath in New Delhi.
Jan 21, 2017 6:33 pm (IST)
Congress meeting is still on but it seems that it is almost over. We tried our best, says Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal
Jan 21, 2017 6:32 pm (IST)
Congress wanted to be on the upper hand, says Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal
Jan 21, 2017 6:31 pm (IST)
The news is almost true...SP-Congress alliance talks is on the verge of breaking, says Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal
Jan 21, 2017 6:15 pm (IST)
Congress is still hopeful of getting desired number of sets from SP and last minute efforts are on to seal the deal: Source to CNN-News18
Jan 21, 2017 6:11 pm (IST)
Problem also began when Congress didn't want to accommodate RLD from its quota and asked for more seats which SP refused: Source to CNN-News18
Jan 21, 2017 6:10 pm (IST)
Congress asked for 120 to 100 seats: Source to CNN-News18
Jan 21, 2017 5:52 pm (IST)
The number of seats offred to Congress shrinked because Akhilesh Yadav agreed to allot seats for candidates of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav: Source to CNN-News18
Jan 21, 2017 5:49 pm (IST)
Initially, SP had agreed to offer Congress 141 seats. After the party got Cycle symbol it asked Congress to contest from 121 seats instead: Source to CNN-News18
Jan 21, 2017 5:46 pm (IST)
Talks failed as Congress remained adamant to contest from 110 seats in UP instead of Samajwadi Party's offer of 99 seats: Source to CNN-News18
Jan 21, 2017 5:25 pm (IST)
SP-Congress talks break, alliance in Uttar Pradesh unlikely:Source to CNN-News18
Jan 21, 2017 4:47 pm (IST)
Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav to release SP's manifesto at 11 am on Sunday.
Jan 21, 2017 4:14 pm (IST)
Former BSP MLAs Vijay Kumar and Alok Kumar join Samajwadi Party
Jan 21, 2017 3:32 pm (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will Release Election Manifesto on Sunday. He will also brief the media at 11 am.
Jan 21, 2017 2:52 pm (IST)
Jan 21, 2017 2:50 pm (IST)
Aligning With SP is Congress' Political Bankruptcy, Says Mayawati
Taking on Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over corruption and 'tacit understanding' with the BJP, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said the Congress bid to align with the ruling SP for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls was a reflection of its political bankruptcy.
Jan 21, 2017 1:27 pm (IST)
Jan 21, 2017 1:02 pm (IST)
More than 500 small and big riots took place during Akhilesh Yadav's rule: Mayawati
Jan 21, 2017 12:54 pm (IST)
Jan 21, 2017 12:23 pm (IST)
I have resigned from SP and all positions related to the party and have dedicated myself completely to BSP: Ambika Chaudhary
Jan 21, 2017 11:53 am (IST)