1. Havan, Polls and Prayers: Here’s how candidates are bracing up for results in Manipur, Goa, UP, Punjab and Uttarakhand

Havan, Polls and Prayers: Here’s how candidates are bracing up for results in Manipur, Goa, UP, Punjab and Uttarakhand

Hours before Assembly election results to be declared in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarkhand and Manipur, party leads and workers were seen going to temples performing pujas and havans.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 11, 2017 8:03 AM
Samajwadi Party workers perform Havan in Lucknow. (ANI)

Hours before Assembly election results to be declared in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarkhand and Manipur, party leads and workers were seen going to temples performing pujas and havans.

While BJP leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who contested from Lucknow cantt, Samajwadi Part members were also seen performing havan. In the meantime, while BJP leader Keshav Prasad Maurya expressed confidence that his party win polls, Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary expresssed hope that SP-Congress alliance will proof all exit poll predictions wrong in Uttar Pradesh.

Exit polls show that while BJP is likely to do much better than last time in four states apart from Punjab, where Congress and AAP are in neck to neck fight to win polls.

In the meantime, Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal yesterday claimed that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was misquoted on the issue of forging a possible tie-up with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) following Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 results scheduled to be out tomorrow.

His statement came a day after a host of exit polls predicted a comfortable win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh. On Friday Samajwadi party memeber Naresh Agarwal said, ”CM was misquoted though there are no permanent foes or friends in politics, and ‘impossible’ word has no place in it.”Adding to his statement Agarwal said that Samajwadi Party is set to win the election with a majority and after the results on March 11 whoever conspired against the party will be revealed.

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The Exit polls result suggested a clear saffron wave in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh Yadav fearing contrary results made a huge statement hinting a tie-up with Mayawati. Akhilesh told BBC radio, “Will do anything to keep BJP out. A tie-up with BSP will be better than President rule in UP.” While asserting that SP will retain power in Uttar Pradesh, an alliance with Mayawati’s party was not totally ruled out.

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