They say their seats may de­crease but no one should get a ma­jor­ity so that they can do deals later

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

NAREN­DRA MODI,

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.

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