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UP Election 2017: BSP May Join Hands With BJP, Says Akhilesh Yadav

Unnao: Voters in Uttar Pradesh should not trust the Bahujan Samaj Party as it might join hands with BJP after the assembly elections, Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav said today.

“Buaji (Mayawati) is saying she will sit in the opposition if she is unable to form government. Elections are not over yet, but she is ready to sit in the opposition.

“She cannot be relied upon. She can join hands with anyone. She had celebrated ‘Rakshabandhan’ with a BJP leader earlier and she can do it in the future also,” Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said at an election rally in Unnao.

His remarks came after the BSP chief said that she would rather be in the opposition than form an alliance with BJP to form the government in Uttar Pradesh and accused the BJP of spreading rumours of a coalition with BSP.

The chief minister also asked policemen to vote for him, stating that his government gave maximum promotions and made recruitments in the force.

He, however, cautioned policemen against taking bribe and said anyone accepting money from the people would be tracked if any complaint was received on “Dial UP 100” platform.

Mr Yadav also highlighted schemes launched by his government for the welfare of the people and sought their support in the election.

The second phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election is currently underway in 69 constituencies – including Saharanpur, Bijnor and Moradabad – across 15 districts.

PTI