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There will be realignment of forces after assembly polls: Malhotra

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra says that there would repolarisation of political forces after the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections in four states, reports Umesh Raghuvanshi.

india Updated: Dec 24, 2006 21:27 IST

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra says that there would repolarisation of political forces after the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections in four states.

The BJP would be a major gainer after the elections to assemblies of Punjab, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh, he said adding, the allies and those supporting the Congress led UPA government would have to rethink about their strategy and the Congress president Sonia Gandhi's leadership. While an anti-incumbency factor would work against Congress in Punjab and Uttaranchal the three-day conclave that concluded in Lucknow on Sunday would be beneficial for party in Uttar Pradesh, he said.

Talking to Hindustan Times Malhotra said the move to shelve the temple issue during NDA regime harmed the BJP that had its own compulsions. The BJP however has made it clear that that the party was committed to Ram temple issue. The BJP has also made its stand clear on many other issues, he said.

Replying to a question on the general impression that the state BJP was soft towards Mulayam Government, he said this impression would have to go. This had been made clear to all the leaders, he said adding there may be an impression that some individuals were close to Mulayam Singh Yadav.