While the exit polls have predicted that the Samajwadi Party will emerge as the largest party in Uttar Pradesh,Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma said today that the Congress should tie up with the BSP instead of the SP.
There is a reason why I am saying that Mayawati is better than Mulayam for a post-poll alliance, he said. First of all,Mayawati belongs to the Scheduled Caste,which is on the priority list of the Congress. Secondly,Mayawati has undoubtedly been successful in her campaign against goonda raj,unlike Mulayam who failed to keep a control on criminals.
Verma said he would try to convince the party high command in this regard. However,state Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that this was just Vermas personal view.
There is no change in the partys stand we will form the government if we are in majority or emerge as the single largest party,and sit in opposition if we do not get the required numbers, she said.