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Congress, SP main contenders in UP polls: Digvijay

india Updated: Jan 31, 2012 21:40 IST

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said here on Tuesday that Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) are the main contenders in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, as the ruling "BSP is involved in corruption, while BJP is nowhere in the picture."

"Congress is going to form the government in Uttar Pradesh, as the main contest there is between Congress and Samajwadi Party," Digvijay told reporters.

"BSP is involved neck-deep in corruption, while BJP is nowhere in Uttar Pradesh. Therefore, the main contest is between SP and Congress," he added.

He was speaking to reporters after paying a homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary at the Old Vidhan Sabha.

Commenting on SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's promise of giving government jobs to 'educated' rape victims, Digvijay only said that according to the Supreme Court guidelines, the identity of such victims cannot be disclosed.

Digivijay arrived here last night via Indore and left for Lucknow today after meeting state party chief Kantilal Bhuria and Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh.

The senior Congress leader also dubbed as "nautanki" (drama) the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's announcement of observing a 'maun vrat' (vow of silence) against the Centre for allegedly overlooking State's interests.