Please tell us what u expect the final seat tally in UP to be.
Regarding Mulayam's comments, I don't feel his "proposal" of eradicating the India-Pakistan and India-Bangladesh boundaries will harm the BJP vote. Akhand Bharat, as a concept, was good in the earlier days, but in the present circumstances, even BJP voters (like me for sure) will revolt against BJP if it tries to unite the kachra of Pakistan and Bangladesh with India, thereby making India into a country with 40-50% Muslim population! True that some of the oldies in the RSS might still support akhand bharat, but I am sure majority of the population of this country doesn't want that to happen.
Further, if one reads his manifesto totally, which also talks about banning English, computers, mechanized farming, stock trading, the only feeling that one gets is that "TALIBAN IS CONTESTING ELECTIONS IN INDIA."!!!
because according to Taliban, whatever isn't mentioned in the Koran is un-Islamic. Hence, English, computers, stocks, TV, camera etc. are un-Islamic!!!
I totally agree with you that Mulayam's comments and actions need to be analyzed and pondered upon, but his comment about "unifying" Pak and Bdesh with India sounds to people like an ultra-Islamist agenda.
PS: I enjoy reading your posts. Btw, is Gorakhpur a sure win for us? Or will "star power" act the same way as it does in the South!!!