BJP willing to accommodate NDA parties in U P: Kalyan

Published: Monday, January 1, 2007, 17:26 [IST]

New Delhi, Dec 31 (UNI) Ruling out any pre or post poll alliance with Bahujan Samaj Party or Lok Dal in the state, BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh has said the party was open to conceding the demand of NDA parties to contest in the forthcoming elections.

In an obvious hint to the Janata Dal (United) which has unilaterally announced its alliance with Apna Dal in the state, Mr Singh said his party had suffered in the previous elections because of its alliance with Mayawati and Ajit Singh in Western UP and hence the decision to have no alliance with them at all. If some NDA partners ask for some seats, the BJP will certainly consider it, Mr Singh told Organiser, the mouthpiece of the RSS in an interview.

Discussing the poll strategy, he said the price rise, deteriorating law and order, mafia having a free run in the state, development coming to a standstill, appeasement of Muslims were some of the issues the party wants popular support for.

He said the popular perception about BJP in the media and political circles was that it had been pushed to the fringe of U P politics, a suggestion, he never accepted. The recent string of victories in the Urban local body elections had shown that the party was in the centre stage and it had boosted the morale of BJP activists and by the time elections approached, the party would remain further strengthened, he added.

He said the party's base in rural areas was also strong and the political graph of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh as well as Mayawati was falling. People were disillusioned with the with the ruling Samajwadi Party. The BJP would bring social justice through social equality and social harmony in the society.

Mr Kalyan Singh, also a former U P Chief Minister, asserted that the BJP wanted to uplift the poorer sections of society, including Muslims, and were totally opposed to separate allocation of funds as proposed by the UPA. Dividing society on the basis of religion as pursued by Left parties, Congress and Samajwadi and the BSP was not good for the country.

The BJP would aggressively pursue its Hindutva and cultural nationalism agenda to counter the UPA's appeasement policies.

He said building of Ram temple was the soul of Hindutva policy, which the party had never given up but were committed to the cause and would make all efforts to form government at the Centre and the states. ''We promise to bring a law that will facilitate construction of the temple'', he remarked.

About the poll preparedness, he said the party was ready even with its micro-poll management plan, where each booth would be manned by 20 youths and a 'Shakti Kendra' in each Nyaya Panchayat.

Their meetings were already on in every Vidhan Sabha constituency and training camps were organised for party activists.

UNI

 

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