Published On : Fri, Mar 10th, 2017

Akhilesh’s ‘alliance’ statement misquoted: SP leader Naresh Agarwal

Lucknow: A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hinted at an alliance with the BSP, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said the former was misquoted while adding that there are no permanent friends and foes in the politics.

“Chief Minister was misquoted though there are no permanent foes or friends in politics, and ‘impossible’ word has no place in it,” Agarwal told reporter.

Rubbishing the victory of the BJP in the assembly elections as per exit polls, Agarwal said, “I don’t trust exit polls as they are manipulated.”

Akhilesh yesterday hinted at sewing an alliance with the BSP, if need be, in order to form the state government, and most importantly, in a bid to keep the BJP out of the fray.

“We are sure that the SP- Congress will win maximum seats in the assembly. But, we don’t know about the circumstances after results. So, let’s see, if it’s required to form a government… Nobody would want President’s rule in the state and that the BJP runs it through a remote control. Nobody would want that,” Akhilesh told a TV Channel when asked about the possibility of the alliance.

This comes close on the heels of March 11, when the results of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections come out.