No alliance for U.P. polls: Party leader

Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has said that it will support a non-BJP Government in Uttarakhand after no party has achieved absolute majority in the Assembly elections, results of which were declared on Tuesday.

``BSP will support a non-BJP government in Uttarakhand,'' national general secretary S C Mishra told reporters here.

He vowed that BSP, under no circumstances, would support communal forces in government formation, adding non-BJP parties have secured 35 seats in the hill State.

BJP, which has won 34 of the 69 seats in the State where elections were held, has fallen short of majority by one seat, while the Congress has won 21, BSP 8, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) 3 and independents 3. Polling for the Bajpur seat was countermanded following the death of Congress candidate Janakraj Sharma in a road accident and will now be held on March 25.

Mr. Mishra made it clear that the BSP would not ally with any party in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. ``BSP will go it alone in the Uttar Pradesh polls,'' he said.

Claiming the party's vote percentage in Uttarakhand went up from 11 per cent in the last polls to over 18 per cent this time, Mr. Mishra said all the three Muslims who have won in the State are BSP candidates.