After the alliance of Samajwadi Party and Congress, the distribution of seats, however, becomes a pivotal point between both the parties. Sidelining all the constituencies in the State, Amethi and Rae Bareli has always been the core winning stand for Congress party but with UP Elections 2017 drawing close, it seems a tiff has emerged between both the parties. Fairy distributed all the 403 seats of Uttar Pradesh thus claiming to give 105 seats to Congress, Sonia Gandhi as well as Rahul Gandhi are trying hard to not negotiate over both the two cities.
As per the reliable sources, Congress is not happy with the approach of SP as it has not yet withdrawn its five candidates from Rae Bareli and Amethi, which happened to be on Congress’ side as per the alliance terms. The names were announced before the alliance but after the official tie-up, SP seems to step back from its words and duty. In fact, party senior members are offended by such move and approach by the party.
The rules developed as as such that out of 10 seats in Amethi as well as Rae Bareli, 6 will be given to Congress wherein 4 to SP but few of the local workers who have been working hard in the constituencies are simply not ready to ‘give up’. Also, one of another reason behind to stick firmly over the seats is that Congress wants to choose their candidates and constituencies in an independent manner rather than blindly following the ‘rules’.
Furthermore, candidates which are being nominated for Rae Bareli area from Samajwadi Party have very poor record since 2012 and the current situation speaks of very bad responses. For example, candidate belonging to Sareni area has a record of worse performance to such extent that his own party members have turned foes thus giving great opportunity to the rivals, Bahujan Samajwadi Party, to grab the seat and win it.
On the other hand, candidates from Congress have done a great deal of work with very positive responses from the public as well henceforth giving slightest chance to BSP and BJP to takeover the seats. Also, Congress party leaders contesting from Amethi and Rae Bareli have shown displeasure due to snaffling attitude of SP thus ending up in revealing concern publicly and approaching high commission of the State ruling party.
Meanwhile, where a tiff has been surrounding over the seats in Amethi and Rae Bareli, cities like Lucknow, Saharanpur, Mau, etc stated to go through same situation. However, Congress to have negotiated on almost all the issues, Rae Bareli and Amethi comes as special platform for Congress men and is simply not ready to handover the constituencies.
Well, as per the experts the situation might get under control as the said blocks comes in 4th and 5th phase of assembly polls and UP Elections 2017 beginning from February 5, continuous haggling over the seats might be beneficial for Congress.