UP govt recommends dissolving of state Assembly: Report
In a dramatic turnaround Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati recommended dissolving of the state Assembly, reports said on Sunday.
Lucknow: In a dramatic turnaround Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati recommended dissolving of the state Assembly on Sunday.
The recommendation from the Mayawati government comes just two days ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results.
All exits polls announced yesterday predicted a hung Assembly in Uttar Pradesh, putting the Samajwadi Party on top of a mainly four-horse race in the state.
Star News-Nielsen Exit poll gave Mulayam Singh Yadav`s party 183 seats, just 19 short of the magic figure of 202 required to form the new state government.
While India TV-C Voter exit poll gave 141 seats to the Samajwadi Party, News 24-Chanakya gave it a much higher 185 seats.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is predicted to get just 83 seats, indicating disillusionment with Chief Minister Mayawati, accoding to Star News-Nielsen survey.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be the third largest party in the state with a tally of 71 seats.
The Congress will be the fourth with 51 seats and its poll partner Rashtriya Lok Dal getting 11.
If the predictions come true on the result day of March 6, the Congress will be more than doubling its figure of 22 in 2007.
But according to the India TV poll, the Congress is predicted to get only 36 seats and the BJP will do much better with 83 seats.
According to exit polls conducted by News 24-Chanakya, the BSP will get only 85 seats, followed by the BJP and Congress with 55 seats each.
The CNN-IBN-The Week-CSDS survey also suggested a Samajwadi wave sweeping the Uttar Pradesh elections with 34 percent vote share - nine up from the 2007 elections.