The Congress, which was locked in a see-saw battle with the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, emerged as the single-largest party with 114 seats. Mayawati’s BSP won 2 seats.
New Delhi: BSP chief Mayawati Wednesday said her party will extend support to the Congress to form government in Madhya Pradesh and keep the BJP out of power.
Throwing her party’s support behind the Rahul Gandhi-led party, the Bahujan Samaj Party chief said they will support Congress in Rajasthan too if the need arose.
“We don’t agree with the ideology of the Congress. But we will support it to keep the BJP out of power,” she said.
The Congress, which was locked in a see-saw battle with the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, emerged as the single-largest party with 114 seats after the vote count ended on Wednesday morning, according to the State Election Commission Office.
The party is, however, two short of the simple majority mark of 116 seats in the 230-member Assembly. The BJP was close behind with 109 seats.
The Bahujan Samaj Party won two seats and the Samajwadi Party one. Independents bagged four seats, Madhya Pradesh chief electoral officer V.L. Kantha Rao said.-PTI
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