tipped to bag Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Partychief Mulayam Singh Yadav
Monday declined to comment on the likely electoral outcome Tuesday but
said "all sections" supported his party.
Even as his son Akhilesh
Yadav spoke to some television channels, the senior Yadav did not meet the
media while discussing the situation in the country's most populous state
with his senior colleagues. But talking to IANS on telephone late Monday,
Mulayam Singh said he would not comment on the exit polls, most of which
predicted that he would finish on top of a hung 403-seat state assembly.
voice writ with fatigue, he said: "Baatcheet chal rahi thi din bhar,
chunavi aanklan, dekhein kal kya hota hai" (I was discussing the situation
the whole day, analyzing the feedback from the ground. Let us see what
He added that the party workers and leaders
had done their best and there was an "in the air" feel in favour of the
party. "Sabhi vargon mein party ke liye samrthan dikha hai," (There was
all round support for the party, in all sections of the society), he
If exit polls are to be believed, the
wrestler-turned-politician could be the king of Uttar Pradesh Tuesday. The
Samajwadi Party office on Vikramaditya Marg wore a deserted look, with
only a handful junior office bearers shuttling from one room to another.
Journalists waited in vain at the gate hoping for some VIP to turn up.
Mulayam Singh Yadav and son Akhilesh, the state party president, spent the
day closeted in the sprawling bungalow on Vikramaditya Marg - an address
often referred to as 'Netaji's kothi' in Lucknow. The final results are
likely to be known by noon Tuesday. The Samajwadi Party faced a drubbing
in the last elections in 2007 and was voted out of power, managing just 97
seats as against Mayawati's 206.