The decision on Sunday was made after the CM's office got signatures of all the cabinet ministers who agreed on the resolution. There was however no formal cabinet meeting in order to make this decision.
The exit polls by various agencies had placed Mayawati in the number 2 position, with Mayawati disregarding the dismal exit poll results.
But the preponing of the constitutional obligation has taken many by surprise with she instructing all her Ministers to reach office by 7 AM tomorrow (result day). The cabinet is dissolved only after the poll results are out and Mayawati's decision to prepone the matter has confused those in her government. After the resolution is passed, signed and approved by the CM, it is sent to the Governor for approval, who later issues a notification declaring the dissolution of the state assembly.
The exit polls have given the thumbs up to the Samajwadi Party (SP) with many projecting them to be the single largest party in a state whose poll results are much anticipated. Other exit polls have also predicted a hung assembly in the state and the BSP reduced to a two digit strength.
The BSP is however showing no signs of jitters and stating that they would "make it comfortably to power." State BSP president Swami Prasad Maurya has been quoted as saying, "All exit pollsters would eat humble pie when election results would be out."