LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav’s statement that he is not averse to an alliance with the BSP, in a larger context, is being seen by many of his party leaders as a bid to keep the cadre upbeat till results, as the exit poll outcome may dampen their spirit.
However, political pundits view the CM’s statement as the next chapter of the story which was scripted in battle ground Bihar in 2015 and it may end with the polarisation of anti-Modi political forces in the country.
If one were to revisit the entire month-long discourse of the two regional players to weigh their attacks and counter attacks, it would emerge that the CM’s jibes at Mayawati were never as sharp as those against Modi.
Akhilesh has always kept alive the ties of 1995 when SP-BSP had formed an alliance government in UP. Analysts view his statement as a bid to dilute the bitterness between the two parties post the 1995 truck.