BJP is in touch with potential winners among independent candidates as well as the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
“MP does not have a history of a fractured mandate but the exit polls have induced a sense of anxiety in the party. We are doing everything that it takes to be in the race,’’ said a senior BJP leader. He alleged that the Congress has started wooing candidates too.
“I believe that something like this is happening,’’ said another senior BJP leader, adding that it’s natural in politics to follow such a course. He said the state has given a clear verdict in favour of one party.
Satyaprakash Sakhwar, BSP MLA from Ambah in Morena district, said he was confident that both the Congress and BJP would fall short of the halfway mark. “Our candidates and Independents are the obvious choice for them. In a scenario where both will require BSP votes, Mayawati is more likely to lean towards the Congress,’’ he said.