With the exit polls not giving the Samajwadi Party the best of chances in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that he is ready for a tie-up with the Bahujan Samaj Party.
In an interview with the BBC, Akhilesh has said that he is ready to tie-up with the BSP if the SP-Congress combine falls short of the majority mark in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017.
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The announcement comes as a surprise since the SP and the BSP have been the main competitors in the state for the past 15 years. The SP had tied up with the Congress for the elections.
However, none of the exit polls are giving the SP-Congress alliance the edge in the elections. Most of the exit polls have predicted a big win for the BJP or a neck to neck fight. No party has however been given a huge majority in the exit polls which came out on Wednesday.