Akhilesh Says He Is Ready To Tie Up With Mayawati In Case Of A Hung HouseAkhilesh Yadav says he is not averse to tie up with Mayawati in case of a hung house. (Getty Images)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav told BBC Hindi today (9 March) that he would join hands with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati if the election results threw up a hung assembly.

In case no party wins a majority in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh said, “We don’t want the BJP to run Uttar Pradesh with a remote control.”

Does this remark imply an admission of defeat from the Chief Minister? Or at least, a fear that things may not be as bright as he thought they would be?

The final answers, of course, are waiting for us on 11 March.

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