Tahlka News Desk
Lucknow: Exit polls suggest that BJP will emerge the single largest player in Uttar Pradesh SP Chief Akhilesah Yadav said it is the time to get reunite with all secular forces to the saffron outfit.
"In order to stop communal forces and in order to provide security and prosperity to all sections of society, all secular forces have a moral responsibility to come together to give the people of Uttar Pradesh a democratic government," Akhilesh said.
Speaking seperately to the news agencies the CM seemed keen to avoid the prospect of the state being put under a spell of central rule in case the outcome on Saturday threw up a hung House. He said no one would prefer President's rule in the state which would mean BJP would have a remote control in UP.
His remarks came soon after most of the exit polls showed BJP in the lead.
Earlier in the day, Akhilesh had expressed confidence that the SP-Congress alliance would get a clear majority and form the government, though he added that a clear picture would emerge only after the results were announced.
BSP and SP have been at daggers drawn not only because of the antagonism among their core constituencies of Jatavs and Yadavs, but also because BSP chief Mayawati has not forgiven Samajwadis for the infamous guest house episode of June 1995. A mob of SP workers had assaulted her after BSP pulled out of the Mulayam Singh Yadav led coalition. Mayawati remains convinced that Mulayam, who was still the CM, ensured that police did not come to her rescue.