Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014
'Cong to seek Prez rule if it doesn't get majority'
PTI
Kanpur, February 23, 2012
First Published: 11:40 IST(23/2/2012)
Last Updated: 08:31 IST(24/2/2012)
President's rule only option in UP: Sriprakash Jaiswal

Congress leader Sriprakash Jaiswal today said if his party fails to get a majority in the UP assembly polls, it will seek imposition of President's rule in the state, a remark that drew a sharp response from the BJP.

"Those who lack confidence are looking for alliance....Congress will not forge any alliance," the Union coal minister told reporters after exercising his franchise in Kanpur.

"If Congress gets majority then it will form the government...if some seats are short then there is no option other than President's rule," he said.

Jaiswal said that results of UP polls would be "shocking" and Congress would get majority.

His statement evoked sharp response from the BJP which termed it as an indicator of the "feudal mindset" of the Congress.

"On the threat that they would impose President's rule, I appeal to the electorate not to poll in favour of Congress as the party is not understanding the importance of their votes," senior BJP leader Uma Bharati said in Charkhari, from where she is contesting.

She said such a statement was "undemocratic and was not an announcement, but a threat.

"It is indicative of feudal mindset. Congress does not believe in democracy that is why they are saying this," she alleged.We're here for change: Rahul Gandhi | I hold master key to power, thunders Mayawati


comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

YOUR STATE, YOUR SPEAK

Stop playing the caste card in elections

election campaign rally
Whenever there is election in the country, caste appears to the fore as a factor to inter-play in the whole electioneering.
Advertisement
hys

Do you think Samajwadi Party can live up to its promises in UP?

Samajwadi Party has claimed a majority in 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly.

poll

Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved