New Delhi [India], Jan. 23 : Welcoming the formation of alliance with Samajwadi Party, Congress on Monday said that party is going to emerge as umbrella party around which all anti fascist ,pro poor and anti communal forces will combine.
"All of us welcome this. This is something going on for a while and there was much speculation with regard to whether it would happen or not.
Most of it were idle speculations. The Congress is going to emerge as umbrella party around which all anti fascist ,pro poor and anti communal forces are going to combine is almost a reality now," Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit told ANI.
He further said that the pro BJP people were trying to upset the situation and wanting that alliance does not happen because there was almost certainty that once the alliance comes through there is no way that the BJP is going to do well in UP.
Dikshit also expressed confidence over sweeping upcoming polls saying that what happened in Bihar will now be repeated in Uttar Pradesh.
The Samajwadi Party and Congress yesterday firmed up an alliance for next month's high-voltage Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls at a joint press briefing.
They vowed to make Akhilesh Yadav the chief minister of the politically crucial state yet again while promising to free the state from communal and divisive forces.
The formal announcement of SP-Congress alliance has come after discussions by the two sides over few days before they agreed to 298-105 formula.
The poll process in Uttar Pradesh begins on February 11. 73 constituencies in western Uttar Pradesh will go polls in this phase. The filing of nominations for these constituencies will end on January 24. Uttar Pradesh is set to have a seven-phase polling between February 11 and March 8..