RxPG News XML Feed for RxPG News   Add RxPG News Headlines to My Yahoo!  

Medical Research Health Special Topics World
 Latest Research 
 Clinical Trials
 Infectious Diseases
 Public Health
 Alternative Medicine
 Sports Medicine
 Medical News 
 Awards & Prizes
 Special Topics 
 Odd Medical News
  India Business
  India Culture
  India Diaspora
  India Education
  India Entertainment
  India Features
  India Lifestyle
  India Politics
  India Sci-Tech
  India Sports
  India Travel
 Reservation Issue
 Overseas Indian Doctor

Last Updated: May 20, 2007 - 10:48:48 AM
News Report
India Politics Channel

subscribe to India Politics newsletter
India Politics

   EMAIL   |   PRINT
All except BSP await a fractured verdict in Uttar Pradesh
May 10, 2007 - 6:32:17 PM
'BSP would form a government on its own,' asserts her close confidante and party's national general secretary Satish Chandra Misra.

Article options
 Email to a Friend
 Printer friendly version
 India Politics channel RSS
 More India Politics news
[RxPG] Lucknow, May 10 - With counting of votes Friday for the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, most parties are resigned to a fractured verdict - except for the Bahujan Samaj Party - that is expecting its leader Mayawati to form the next government.

Mayawati has been claiming that she is going to be state's chief minister for the fourth time.

Running her campaign sans celebrities, catchy advertisements, audio visual displays, she had concentrated on her new experiment of attracting the Brahmin vote to join her strong support base of Dalits in the highly casteist politics of Uttar Pradesh.

Ruling Samajwadi Party president and Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, who until a month ago said his return to power was a foregone conclusion, looks shaken and shattered.

Highly placed sources told IANS, 'Mulayam's own state intelligence reports refused to give the ruling party anything beyond 70 seats in the 403-member house.' Even though all exit polls indicated a better tally for the Samajwadi Party, Mulayam obviously gives more credence to his handpicked intelligence sleuths.

Perhaps SP chief had gauged the 'anti-incumbency' mood of the electorate shortly after voting commenced April 7. 'Please vote me to power again otherwise Mayawati will send me to jail,' was his desperate appeal to voters during his initial campaigning.

Those who have seen Mulayam through the years could not anticipate the wrestler-turned-politician's desperate tone.

'That is very unlike Mulayam Singh. I have known him for decades; he has always been a fighter who could bounce back from the worst situation,' quipped an old associate who has stood by him right from his early days in hometown Etawah.

The Bharatiya Janata Party - did not for once claim that it could form the next government despite flooding the state with the maximum number of high-profile campaigners, including celebrities.

Assertions by its top leaders, including L.K. Advani and party's national president Rajnath Singh, were always laced with observations that clearly reflected on the party's lack of confidence.

'We will neither support anyone nor will take anybody's support; we are prepared to sit in the opposition,' were the echoing declarations made by them.

As for the Congress, star campaigner Rahul Gandhi minced no words in admitting that his objective was to re-build the party's base in the state.

'I am not concerned about how many seats we get. I am concerned about the Congress party getting back to life in Uttar Pradesh. In my view, this is the beginning of a long drawn process,' Rahul told a press conference at the fag end of his campaign in Gorakhpur last week.

'We have just started the process of reviving Congress and taking it ahead in the state,' he said.

While all exit polls and pollsters predicted Mayawati's BSP would emerge as the single largest party, none believed the party's tally would go anywhere beyond 140 - far from the magic figure of 202.

However, Mayawati on her part still exudes confidence that the she would get a clear majority.

'BSP would form a government on its own,' asserts her close confidante and party's national general secretary Satish Chandra Misra.

Another BSP source told IANS, 'even if we fall short of the magic figure it would be only by a small margin which would be filled in by a few independents.'

Related India Politics News
Main accused in Dinakaran attack arrested
UPA constituents in Jharkhand field separate candidates in by-election
Rajya Sabha adjourned over Dinakaran issue
Lok Sabha adjourned over 'forced land acquisition'
Mayawati promises welfare for upper castes as well
Of Jharkhand's 82 MLAs, 44 have beacon light vehicles
Exercise on for consensus on presidential candidate
Parties agree on state-level meeting to stop Nandigram violence
Mayawati moves to end 'transfer industry'
Parliament session may be curtailed: Dasmunsi

Subscribe to India Politics Newsletter
E-mail Address:

For any corrections of factual information, to contact the editors or to send any medical news or health news press releases, use feedback form

Top of Page

© All rights reserved 2004 onwards by RxPG Medical Solutions Private Limited
Contact Us