Responding to a volley of questions on his remarks made in Sant Kabir Nagar in UP yesterday that "A grand alliance is possible in the state", Akhilesh said, "Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) will decide on alliance. How can I decide?"

When asked specifically whether his idea of a 'grand alliance' includes Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), he said any decision on alliances will be taken by SP's National Parliamentary Board and Mulayam.

Responding to a poser on the possibility of BSP and SP joining hands in UP like arch-rivals RJD and JD(U) did in Bihar, Akhilesh said the relationship between SP and BSP is different from the one between RJD and JD(U).

He also cited that while for others, BSP chief Mayawati is 'behenji', as she is popularly called, for him she is 'bua' or father's sister. Akhilesh stated at a time when he is doing so much for the development of the state, people will have to keep an eye on who wants an alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

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