Cases politically motivated, says Babbar
AS ACTOR and suspended Samajwadi Party MP Raj Babbar addresses rallies with former Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh, he will probably try to test the political waters in Uttar Pradesh.Updated: Apr 09, 2006 01:21 IST
AS ACTOR and suspended Samajwadi Party MP Raj Babbar addresses rallies with former Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh, he will probably try to test the political waters in Uttar Pradesh.
Babbar has already addressed two rallies with the former PM. As he left to address yet another rally in Ballia slated for Sunday, Babbar exuded confidence despite registration of cases against him and his family members in Agra.
“It is all politically motivated,” Babbar told the Hindustan Times on the telephone here on Saturday.
“We bought the plots from the society. All the formalities were completed in accordance with rules,” he said, adding all the payments were made by cheque and stamps were affixed in accordance with the circle rate.
“My family members including my mother, wife, brother and two children, have been targeted,” he said, adding, there was, however, no question of any compromise on the issue.
“We will face it,” said Babbar, adding the Samajwadi Party would first have to clean itself before thinking of taking him back.
Already the Samajwadi Party was treading on the path of its own destruction, he said.
About his future course of action, Babbar said he was trying to the mobilise youth.
“Let us unite the youth,” he said, adding a movement of youths would thereafter be launched. As VP Singh was supporting him in the drive to mobilise youth, he was addressing rallies with the former PM, said Babbar before leaving with Singh’s close lieutenant Ram Singh for Ballia.
Incidentally, VP Singh is also addressing rallies with Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh. On Saturday, he addressed a rally with Ajit Singh at Fatehpur.
So what next? This is the question being asked in political circles in the backdrop of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s meeting with the former Prime Minister in New Delhi last week. What transpired between the two has not been disclosed. Yet, there is speculation that the chief minister tried to convince the former Prime Minister to join the Third Front that the Telugu Desam Party has already joined. There is speculation that the trio may have something in common to offer on the State’s political horizons.
Under such circumstances, every future step of Raj Babbar will be watched with keen interest in the days to come.
First Published: Apr 09, 2006 01:21 IST