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BJP demands President's rule in UP

india Updated: Nov 18, 2006 02:53 IST
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Refuting allegations of a "secret pact" it had with the BSP during the recent local bodies elections, the BJP on Friday demanded the ruling SP government's dismissal in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP veteran and state Opposition Leader Lalji Tandon demanded the immediate imposition of President's rule in the state citing misuse of government funds and the reckless law and order situation in the state.

Tandon said BSP chief Mayawati had on her own decided to contest local bodies election without symbols and the BJP never benefited from Dalit votes.

He also denied any pact with the BSP for the upcoming state assembly elections saying the committed BJP workers are the sole strength of the party, which will fight the election without any alliance.

Tandon was talking to reporters here before attending the swearing-in of Anju Chaudhary who won the recently concluded mayoral elections with a huge margin of about 60,000 votes.

He said the recent elections had proved party's increasing base in the state.