With Exit Polls showing 'lotus' blooming in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has made a huge statement. Speaking to BBC radio he said that he is ready for a post-poll tie-up with BSP's Mayawati in the case of hung assembly.
With Exit Polls showing ‘lotus’ blooming in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has made a huge statement. Speaking to BBC radio he said that he is ready for a post-poll tie-up with BSP’s Mayawati in the case of hung assembly. “Will do anything to keep BJP out. A tie-up with BSP will be better than President rule in UP,” he told BBC radio. BSP was quick to respond to Akhilesh Yadav’s offer. “We will wait for the results,” BSP said according to Times Now. 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.
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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.
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.