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No truck with BSP: Rajnath Singh

india Updated: Feb 15, 2008 15:06 IST
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Gearing up for the next Lok Sabha polls, BJP is confident of roping in some regional parties into the NDA in the near future but will have no truck with Mayawati's BSP in UP.

The BJP is holding negotiations with several parties and and expects at least "two-three" of them to join the NDA alliance soon.

"There is no question," BJP president Rajnath Singh told PTI in an interview when asked about the possibility of his party forging alliance with BSP for boosting its prospects in politically-significant Uttar Pradesh during the next general elections.

To justify BJP's refusal to have a truck with BSP, the former UP Chief Minister suggested that the alliance with that party earlier had been a bad experience.

"Sabse bada sankat us samay paida ho gaya jab hum logon ne BSP ke sath alliance kiya (the BJP faced the worst crisis when we forged alliance with BSP)," Singh said while talking about his party's failure to re-emerge as the key player in the state having the maximum number of 80 Lok Sabha seats in the 543-member House of Parliament.

Insisting that efforts to revive the BJP in UP, particularly at grassroots level, were underway, he said the party will go it alone.