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PM Modi should thank Akhilesh-Rahul for BJP’s good show in UP, says Amar Singh

India TV Politics Desk Lucknow 10 Mar 2017, 16:48:47 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh today flayed the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh for corruption and non-development and hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking courageous decisions. 

Singh said that Akhilesh’s move to align with the Congress be blamed for the ‘expected good’ show of the BJP in the state.

"Modi should thank Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh for BJP's performance in the state," Singh said.

"From 'donkey' to 'terrorist' to 'pagal Modi', filthiest words were used to attack the Prime Minister. They (Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav) neither had any issue nor any concrete plan for the polls. They talked about Metro rail which is still to come into existence, they talked about roads which are full of potholes. So Modi isn't wrong when he says there has been no development (in Uttar Pradesh)," he added. 

Singh said that the SP-Congress alliance actually disillusioned Yadav and Muslim voters.

"Akhilesh had admitted but for the feud with the family, he would never have aligned with the Congress. So this alliance was a compulsion," he said.

Most of the exit polls have predicted a hung assembly with the BJP emerging as the single largest party. 

According to NewsX-MRC poll, the BJP and its allies may win 185 seats, the Congress-Samajwadi Party combine 120 and BSP 90.

The India TV-CVoter exit poll predicted 155-167 seats for the BJP, 135-147 for the SP-Congress alliance and 81-93 for the BSP.


TimesNow-VMR predicted the BJP could win 190-210 seats, the Samajwadi-Congress 110-130 and the BSP 57-74. CNN-News18-Gramener said that the BJP could win 164 seats, the Samajwadi-Congress 147 and the BSP 81. 

The IndiaToday-Axis poll, however, gave the BJP a comfortable majority of 251-279 seats. The Samajwadi-Congress could win 88-112 seats and the BSP 28-42 seats, the exit poll said.