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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Lucknow, October 06, 2012
Former chief minister Kalyan Singh's homecoming is now only a matter of days. Hinting at rejoining the BJP, Singh on Friday said the Jan Kranti Party (JKP) he formed before the last Assembly polls had authorized party's national president Rajvir Singh to take a final call soon.

"We have received very positive suggestions at the party meeting called to discuss the political strategy in view of next Lok Sabha elections and the party passed a unanimous resolution authorising the national president to take a final decision on all the suggestions," Singh told media persons at his Mall Avenue residence.

When asked if the positive suggestions also included his return to the BJP, he refused to be forthcoming but said, "the word positive contains everything in it."

Rajvir Singh, JKP national president and Kalyan's son, said he would take the decision on 'positive suggestions' very soon, though he did not set any deadline for the same. An upbeat former CM also admitted to many BJP leaders having met him at his residence on Thursday.

"After a party meeting at the BJP state headquarters, some leaders made their way to my residence to call on me," he said.

Kalyan Singh, the torchbearer of Ram temple movement first left the BJP in 1999 forming his own party, the Rashtrya Kranti Party (RKP) but returned to it before the Lok Sabha polls in 2004. He parted ways with the BJP second time in January 2009, alleging humiliation.

The JKP workers and leaders, meanwhile, looked quite excited and happy over 'Babuji' (as Kalyan Singh is fondly referred to) finally making up his mind to return to the parent party. Many of the functionaries were even seen congratulating Kalyan Singh on his decision, even as the latter sought to play it down saying,

"Nirnay to abhi lena hai" (The decision is yet to be taken).