BSP chief Mayawati has blamed the Congress, BJP and the media for her rout in the UP elections. "The results were not according to our expectations,” the outgoing chief minister said after submitting her resignation to governor BL Joshi on Wednesday. Mayawati resigns as CM
The results of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections have not only dealt a blow to Congress hopes in the state, but also made the party more dependent on its allies, such as the Trinamool Congress or outside supporters such as Samajwadi Party (SP), to do business in the Rajya Sabha. Saubhadra Chatterji reports.
Listen to our advice more, suggested an upbeat Trinamool Congress to the Congress after the latter failed to give an impressive performance in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa assembly elections.
Even as the political picture in Uttar Pradesh got clear by afternoon, Bhatta village, which falls under the Jewar Assembly seat, did not know how to react. “It's a mixed bag,” said Asharam (40). Darpan Singh reports.
The good news for Akhilesh Yadav is that his party has won enough seats to form the next government in Uttar Pradesh . What is better is that senior leaders of Samajwadi Party have now come around the heir apparent to acknowledge how he turned the verdict from the electorate of UP so decisive this time.