Published On: Thu, Mar 9th, 2017

Won’t let BJP to run UP if there’s no winner: Akhilesh

Lucknow: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said he won’t allow the BJP to “remote control” Uttar Pradesh in the event of a hung assembly, hinting at possible alliances.

He said he would “not allow Uttar Pradesh to be run by remote control by the BJP”

Akhilesh Yadav told the BBC Hindi that he was confident of the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance winning the staggered assembly election.

Asked if he would align with the BSP if there was a splintered verdict, he said he would “not allow Uttar Pradesh to be run by remote control by the BJP”.

About aligning with BSP chief Mayawati, he said: “I address the leader of the BSP with a respectable name (bua) and would not like to say anything beyond this as of now.”

Akhilesh Yadav’s comments came even as exit polls on Thursday indicated a hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh.

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