Lucknow: Congress on Sunday said it would stake claim to form government in Uttar Pradesh only if it got majority, otherwise it would prefer to sit in the opposition.

"We will stake claim to form the government if we get majority, otherwise we will prefer to sit in the opposition," state Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi said.

Asked to comment on Congress leader and Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma pitching for post-poll alliance with BSP, Joshi said that it was his personal view.

About exit polls, which have nudged Congress to the fourth place, Joshi said her party was also analysing the situation but it was too early to say anything.

"It's too early....Let's wait for March 6 (counting date). We have done our job on the ground and are hopeful of good results. I don't trust exit polls," she said.

The results would be different from what was shown in the exit polls, she claimed.

(Agencies)