Akhilesh extends hand to Mayawati and pulls out from President
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said Samajwadi Party may join hands with Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, if needed. He said nobody wants President's rule in the state because in that case UP would be run by Bharatiya Janata Party by remote control.
"We want welfare of the state and for that we could form government with Bahujan Samaj Party, if needed, as no one will wish the state to be run by the saffron Party by remote control. Nobody wants President's rule in Uttar Pradesh," said Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav to BBC.
Akhilesh, however, said he is sure that his party will form government in the state and that March 11 results will be in party's favour.
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