The Samajwadi Party on Monday said it will contest five seats in the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat and will support the Congress from the remaining constituencies. Party President Akhilesh Yadav announced the decision at a press conference in Lucknow.

“In Gujarat, we will be contesting from five constituencies where our organisation is strong,” Yadav said. “I will campaign where our candidates are in the fray. If any other party approaches me, I can campaign for it.”

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said he did not want anti-Bharatiya Janata Party votes in Gujarat to split.

The Congress and Samajwadi Party had contested the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in alliance in February-March. They had won 53 seats of the state’s 403.