Daily Bulletin: Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati to announce alliance today, Narendra Modi to address BJP cadre at national meeting; day’s top stories

Daily Bulletin: Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati to announce alliance today, Narendra Modi to address BJP cadre at national meeting; day’s top stories

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As the race for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections picks up pace, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati are expected to announce their decision to ally for the general elections. In a joint press conference that will begin at noon, the two are expected to outline the plan for the alliance. On Friday, Akhilesh said the alliance will "get the math right" and the BJP will face defeat. The two parties have agreed to an in-principle alliance, according to a PTI report.

"Last time we had come together in the Lok Sabha by-elections and BJP had lost the seats (earlier held by) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. This time too our math will be right and the BJP will face defeat," Akhilesh said.