UP Polls: Is It Akhilesh’s Stratagem Against BJP?
New Delhi: Within minutes after exit polls results were announced in electronic media, the first and immediate reaction came from Akhilesh yadav hinting at an alliance with BSP chief Mayawati if SP fell short of majority in UP.
Almost 90% of politcal analysts have concluded that it will be a hung Assembly in UP with the BJP emerging as the single largest party.
Akhilesh Yadav, in an interview to BBC Hindi news on Friday said he won’t mind allying with BSP to form government. This statement looks like a tactic by the young leader to counter BJP from moving towards BSP if they require few seats to occupy UP chair.
Akhilesh added that he has respect for BSP leader and UP people don’t like to have presidential rule being imposed indirectly when Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be administering through remote control. Akhilesh was trying to pull Modi’s leg.
BSP chose not to react to the statement made by Akhilesh.
In 1993, both SP and BSP came together to form the government with an agreement of rotation of CM’s chair. SP , after completing its first term had breached the agreement and went for dissolution of the House and fresh elections.
This created a gap between these two parties with Mulayam stating that alliance was a political blunder.
But both Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh took utmost care in ths campaign without pointing a finger at the BSP or its leader Mayawathi.
TAIL PIECE: All three parties BJP, SP-Congress and BSP are pushing these exit polls aside confident of clinching victory on their own. March 11th, Saturday, will decide UP’s fate which may bring major changes in Central politics according to political observers.