Published: Sat, March 11, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

All eyes on SP and BSP supremos as big day arrives

All eyes on SP and BSP supremos as big day arrives

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Two out of five exit polls on Thursday showed the BJP close to a majority in UP, which would make the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in the state uncomfortable. With a picture of the Bihar exit polls, the BSP has tweeted, "Behenji aa rahi hai". "Will wait and watch for results, as of now not thinking of alliance with anyone", said BSP saources as quoted by ANI.

Interestingly, Akhilesh used the relation of Bua-Bhatija (nephew-aunt), the same address he has used to take a dig on the BSP supremo, to say that he respects Mayawati as a leader after she considers him his nephew. "I'm confident the SP-Congress alliance will win majority and form the government", Akhilesh Yadav told BBC Hindi today after exit polls released their projections.

The Election Commission has said a 100-metre area around a counting centre should be demarcated as a pedestrian zone and no vehicles should be allowed within this perimeter. After all, both the SP and the BSP supported the Congress-led UPA coalition government.

Amar Singh hailed PM Modi and said that PM was not wrong when he said there has been no development in Uttar Pradesh.

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While all exit polls put the BJP ahead in the country's largest state, most predicted a hung House in Uttar Pradesh, where voting was staggered in seven phases spread over a month.

The stakes are even higher for UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.

To tie up with the BJP, therefore, would be to commit hara-kiri as one of the reasons why the SP-Congress combine was the first choice of the Muslims in this elections was the fact that she had shared power with the BJP in the past. CNN-News18-Gramener said that the BJP could win 164 seats, the Samajwadi-Congress 147 and the BSP 81.

The war of thrones is finally set to conclude and with the date set for 11 March, Uttar Pradesh will get their new Chief Minister.

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