New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party (SP) getting the maximum seats in the Uttar Pradesh is a cause of worry and if it forms the government, crime will rise in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Tuesday.

"As of now, the picture is not very clear. But it is clear that the SP is rising as the number one party in the state. It is a cause of worry as crime will increase in the state and I am worried about safety of people," Uma Bharti, the party state poll campaign chief said.

The state is headed for a hung verdict with the Bahujan Samaj Party set to be voted out and the Samajwadi Party finishing on top, but without the half-way numbers needed to control the 403-member assembly.