The Congress finalized its seat-sharing agreement with the Apna Dal led by Krishna Patel and allocated it two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Apna Dal will be contesting from two parliamentary constituencies — Basti and Gonda.

Pankaj Niranjan Singh Chandel, the son-in-law of Krishna Patel, joined Congress in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Patel.

Anupriya Patel, daughter of Union Minister Krishna Patel and leader of Apna Dal tied up with the BJP on Friday.

BJP president Amit Shah took to Twitter to announce the news that Apna Dal (S) leader will again contest from Mirzapur.

Shah added in his tweet that the second seat will be finalized later after discussions between leaders of both the parties.