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BJP dares Left to come clean on ties with Congress

Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu today dared the Left parties to come out with a categorical statement that they would not have any post-poll tie-up with Congress instead of trying to "fool" the people by "duplicity." "The Left leaders say they are fighting Congress and BJP on an equal footing. But I am sure they are going to support the Congress after the elections. If they are to be believed, they should come out with a clear statement on what their post-election stand is going to be", Naidu said.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2009 18:44 IST

Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday dared the Left parties to come out with a categorical statement that they would not have any post-poll tie-up with Congress instead of trying to "fool" the people by "duplicity."

"The Left leaders say they are fighting Congress and BJP on an equal footing. But I am sure they are going to support the Congress after the elections. If they are to be believed, they should come out with a clear statement on what their post-election stand is going to be", Naidu told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram.

He said BJP would be encashing the 'all round frustration and disenchantment' of the people generated by the 'failure' of the Congress-led UPA Government on all fronts. "All sections of people, be it farmers, commonman or youth have been let down by the Government. It had miserably failed to tackle terrorism", he said.

Rejecting the contention of its rivals that BJP did not even have a fighting chance in the southern states except in Karnataka, Naidu said on its own the party would gain seats in Andhra Pradesh. He, however, discounted the possibility of striking ties with actor Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam. He said there were still chances of the party finding some allies in Tamil Nadu and there was a view in the party that it should support independents in some seats in Kerala.