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Cong hints at alliance with JMA

india Updated: Jul 03, 2006 01:29 IST
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THE STATE Congress today hinted at the possibility of an electoral tie-up with VP Singh’s Jan Morcha Alliance (JMA) in the state. The party said it was also in touch with other smaller parties for a poll pact.

Talking to newsmen here on Sunday, UPCC chief Salman Khurshid said in near future leaders of various political parties could be seen sharing a platform with the Congress.

About the pact with the JMA, he said VP Singh was a senior leader and only central Congress leadership could talk to him. “We would confine ourselves with smaller parties,” Khurshid said and added that there was no possibility of talk with any major political party in the state.

He said the Congress was ready to work with any party, which had plans to oust the Samajwadi Party in the state. He said only a united effort could yield positive results in the elections.

Announcing a three-month programme of the party from July to September, Khurshid said there would be several rallies of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi all over the state. He said the programme had been sent to UPCC incharge Ashok Gehlot, who would discuss it with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. Initially the party would be launching a drive against the state government from July 11 from Bundelkhand. There is also a plan to release a documentary on UP to expose governments during the last 15 years. Later a chargesheet against the Mulayam Singh Yadav government would be released simultaneously at 16 places in the state, he added.

Referring to constitution of new district units in the state, Khurshid said appointments in all districts had been made with consensus. These committees had been changed after nearly 15 years.

Khurshid said a conference of newly elected district presidents and outgoing office-bearers had been organised here on July 8. He said outgoing presidents would be given fresh responsibility.

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