Foreseeing the possibility of mid-term polls in the state, the party said it will not resort to any undemocratic means to topple the Akhilesh Yadav government.
    
"Neither will we engineer defections, nor will we adopt any foul means for the fall of the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh. It will also not be dismissed. It will fall on its own due to misgovernance," BJP state chief Laxmi Kant Bajpai told reporters here.
    
He claimed that BJP will form the next government in the state with a thumping majority.
    
"As BJP has sent 73 MPs from UP out of 80 seats, it will naturally form the next government," he said.
    
Bajpai, however, said, "I am not in the race for chief ministership unless asked to accept the post."
    
The BJP leader said that to refurbish the image of the government in UP, SP has hired the services of a PR agency as it has no more faith in its administrative machinery.
    
"It would have been better if transparency was maintained in the functioning of the government and if it had taken stern action against rapists without discrimination," he said, pointing to the recent incidents of crime against women.
    
He also attributed the poor development of the state to the "inability" of the government in utilising funds properly.
    
"How can you expect development when the government could spend only 49 per cent of the budget," he wondered.
    
UP government is also not making any sincere effort to improve power situation in the state, he said.
    
"On the request of the UP government, 277 MW additional power was released from APCPL Jhajjar (NTPC) from May 3 to May 15 and again it was given additional 325 MW from APCPL. No further request for additional power was made," the BJP leader said and showed his correspondence with Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal. He also alleged that the government was apathetic towards flood victims.

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