What 'influenced' Akhilesh Yadav to talk of alliance with BSP? asks BJP

Posted March 11, 2017

A team of research analysts and data crunchers put together by BJP president Amit shah said they had gone through their data multiple times to arrive at the conclusion that the party will do extremely well.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, spokesperson of Samajwadi's alliance partner Congress, echoed Akhilesh's words, saying "no one wants fresh election or President's Rule", in response to a question on a news channel, on whether the UP alliance could now also include the BSP. Beginning with the launch of a campaign video back in October past year which was centred around Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav with no mention of Mulayam Singh, to his token presence in a handful of the party's campaign posters, indications are that Mulayam Singh is taking a step back.

The Congress and Samajwadi Party alliance, and the bonhomie between Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav, has dominated the chatter surrounding the UP polls.

Multiple People Injured In Axe Attack At Düsseldorf, Germany Train Station
Staff members are pictured inside Dusseldorf train station March 9, 2017 after a man attacked several people at the train station. A passenger on a Dusseldorf bound train, Bruno Macedo, tweeted: "Breaking: Man with axe chased by police in Dusseldorf".

Interestingly, Akhilesh used the relation of Bua-Bhatija (nephew-aunt), the same address he has used to take a dig on the BSP supremo, to say that he respects Mayawati as a leader after she considers him his nephew. Talking to reporters in Parliament he said, "Our alliance is winning". Angry SP legislators and supporters descended on the guest house on Mirabai Marg in Lucknow where Ms. Mayawati was staying and assaulted her, bringing to an end that relationship.

The India TV-CVoter exit poll predicted 155-167 seats for the BJP, 135-147 for the SP-Congress alliance and 81-93 for the BSP.

He said the BJP was a bigger rival than the BSP.

Water rich Mars? New study suggests a more inhabitable past
Some believe the entire planet was covered by an ocean while others suspect the water was present only in specific locations. If the merrilite found on Mars was once whitlockite, previous assumptions relating to water on Mars would not be accurate.

Here is a look at ABP Exit Poll Results showing a clear win for SP-Congress combine.

What actually happens in Uttar Pradesh will be clear on Saturday, March 11, when the Election Commission announces results for the Assembly Elections. In an interview to BBC Hindi, Akhilesh said that although he believes that the Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance has got the support of majority in UP, but in case need be (to keep BJP out of power) we are open to ally with the BSP.

BBC and ITV's BritBox Launches With 'Fawlty Towers,' 'Prime Suspect,' 'Absolutely Fabulous'
BritBox is a new streaming service, like Netflix or Amazon Prime, except it's completely dedicated to British TV. Meanwhile, the "Our Favorites" section will help new users get started with suggested "playlists" of content.