Shiv Sena compared the fallout of demonetisation on the Indian economy with the disaster wreaked by the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The UP elections are a referendum on demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs1000 notes announced by the Modi government on November 8.
AICC General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad hopes the SP-Congress alliance will form the next government in UP.
Mulayam has threatened to contest against Akhilesh in the assembly elections if he does not "listen" to him.
Sidhu, who formed a grouping under the banner Awaaz e Punjab, went through protracted negotiations with both Congress and AAP.
Rahul Gandhi assails Vij for his remarks, says Hitler and Mussolini were also very powerful brands.
Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi following his attack on PM over demonetisation, BJP said the Congress leader was voicing his own and not the poor's pain.
Rahul Gandhi said that it is for the first time that India's Prime Minister is being "ridiculed world over" for taking such an "ill-conceived" decision.
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav met his father and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav here, sending signals of a rapprochement between the two bickering factions.