Lucknow: Congress on Sunday said it would stake
claim to form government in Uttar Pradesh only if it got
majority, otherwise it would prefer to sit in the opposition.
"We will stake claim to form the government if we get
majority, otherwise we will prefer to sit in the opposition,"
state Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi said.
Asked to comment on Congress leader and Union Minister
Beni Prasad Verma pitching for post-poll alliance with BSP,
Joshi said that it was his personal view.
About exit polls, which have nudged Congress to the
fourth place, Joshi said her party was also analysing the
situation but it was too early to say anything.
"It`s too early....Let`s wait for March 6 (counting date).
We have done our job on the ground and are hopeful of good
results. I don`t trust exit polls," she said.
The results would be different from what was shown in the
exit polls, she claimed.