Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: Don’t think Congress is pulling down SP, says Sanjay Jha

By: | Published: March 10, 2017 5:38 PM

Sanjay Jha, National Spokesperson, Congress on Friday said that there is no way that the Grand Old Party is pulling down Samajwadi Party (SP) in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

According to the Times Now VMR Exit Poll, the BJP, and its allies can win seats in the range of 190 to 210 in Uttar Pradesh.

Sanjay Jha, National Spokesperson, Congress on Friday said that there is no way that the Grand Old Party is pulling down Samajwadi Party (SP) in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. “Both SP and Congress will benefit from the alliance which will be important for UP. SP-Congress alliance has provided a young dynamic leadership perspective in UP,” he further added. After the Exit Polls results were out, it was being said that Rahul Gandhi may have spoilt the chances of Akhilesh Yadav in UP. After the Exit polls even Akhilesh seemed less confident on the party’s win because he announced that he is ready for a post-poll tie-up with BSP’s Mayawati in the case of hung assembly.

According to the Times Now VMR Exit Poll, the BJP, and its allies can win seats in the range of 190 to 210 in Uttar Pradesh. It will need 203 seats for forming the government and return to power after 14 years. This exit poll has predicted 110-130 seats for the Samajwadi party-Congress alliance, 57-74 seats for the BSP and 8 seats for others. The MRC Exit poll has predicted over 185 seats for the BJP. In what may surprise many, the MRC Exit polls predict just 120 seats for Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, 90 seats for Bahujan Samaj Party (BS) and eight seats for others. ABP-CSDS exit polls, however, predicted a neck-to-neck fight between SP-Congress and BJP. The saffron party can win 175 seats while the SP-Congress combine may get 163 seats. Mayawati-led BSP may have to be happy with just 66 seats.

After a two-months high-pitched battle for power in Uttar Pradesh, all eyes are now on the Assembly elections result to be announced on Saturday. But before that, it is time for exit polls that may or may not give a clear picture about the winning party. On several occasions in past, exit polls have gone terribly wrong. But then they do manage to give a sense of polls to the voters sometimes.

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Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh this year witnessed many a first. For instance, it was probably for the first time since independence when the Prime Minister of the country sought votes in a state election in his name and put at stake his entire political capital. A loss in Uttar Pradesh, hence, would come as a huge shocker for PM Narendra Modi. A win, however, could catapult him into the league of extraordinary leaders who can sway voters with his own charisma.

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