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'SP and BSP are rivers that flow parallel; they cannot be merged'

March 10, 2017 11:08 IST

Day after exit polls predict a BJP surge in Uttar Pradesh, alliance talks take centrestage in Uttar Pradesh.

Denying the rumours of entering into an alliance with any other party, Mayawati led-Bahujan Samaj Party on Friday said it would wait for the results and then take a call on it.

"Will wait and watch for results, as of now not thinking of alliance with anyone," BSP sources told ANI.

Responding to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's statement that hinted at an alliance with the BSP, expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Thursday said that the alliance would only benefit Prime Minister Narendra Modi as people still consider him as one of the most trustworthy politicians.

"The Samajwadi Party and the BSP are like two rivers flowing parallelly; they cannot be merged and if they are joined together, the Lok Sabha elections will become beneficial for Prime Minister Modi because he has repeatedly said that Congress or the SP and the BSP have accumulated black money, plundered poor people they all are corrupt. The allegations may prove to be correct if this alliance takes place," Singh said.

Earlier, in what can be termed as a grand revelation, Akhilesh Yadav hinted at sewing an alliance with the BSP, if need be, in order to form the state government, and most importantly, in a bid to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party out of fray.

"We are sure that the SP-Congress will win maximum seats in the assembly. But, we don't know about the circumstances after results. So, let's see, if it's required to form a government... Nobody would want President's rule in the state and that the BJP runs it through a remote control. Nobody would want that," Akhilesh told a TV Channel when asked about the possibility of the alliance.

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'These exit polls are nonsensical'

Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Friday dubbed the prediction as nonsensical saying that they have been changed under pressure.

"These exit polls are nonsensical. I have information that the original exit polls were changed under pressure by channels few days back," Ram Gopal Yadav told ANI.

Yadav further expressed confidence over winning the assembly polls.

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After luring voters, it's time to lure God

A special 'havan' was organised by the Samajwadi Party and Congress workers in Kanpur on Friday.

The havan was organised outside the famous Mahadevan Shiv Temple for the mandate to be in the favour of them.

The workers also carried posters, banners and flags of their respective parties during the havan.

Source: ANI
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