They say their seats may decrease but no one should get a majority so that they can do deals later
Samaj Party to field a candidate.
InanapparentreferencetoCongress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, Modi said that people who were speculated to campaign for the SP-Congress alliance dropped the idea after seeing its “poor performance” in the first phase of the election. “After Phase 2, the alliance leaders knew that things were not working for them and started to plead for one more chance from voters. In Phase 3, SP was beaten to pulp in its own backyard, with people openly voting against it,” he said.
Accusing chief minister Akhilesh Yadav of disrupting electricity in areas where polling has been held, the PM said the state government had failed to spend nearly half of the ₹ 18,000 crore sent by the Centre for 24hour power supply. “The money is lying in UP government’s locker and your house has no power,” he said. When asked to explain what the PM meant by flagging the possibility of a hung house in UP, BJP state president Keshav Prasad Maurya
said the party was convinced it will get at least 300 seats. A party leader said the message was that since BJP was far ahead in the race after five phases, people in the last two phases must not waste their vote on others.