Cong, BSP come together in Rae Bareli and Sultanpur
THE BAHUJAN Samaj Party and Congress will jointly contest the election of Zila Panchayat Parishad chairman in Rae Bareli and Sultanpur district. This announcement was made here today by the BSP legislature party leader Swami Prasad Maurya in a joint press conference.india Updated: Dec 31, 2005 01:28 IST
THE BAHUJAN Samaj Party and Congress will jointly contest the election of Zila Panchayat Parishad chairman in Rae Bareli and Sultanpur district. This announcement was made here today by the BSP legislature party leader Swami Prasad Maurya in a joint press conference.
Congress was represented by Satya Deo Tripathi, incharge organisation and election UPCC and the Rae Bareli DCC president Uma Shankar Mishra. The Congress chairman candidate RP Singh was also present in the conference.
Maurya said the number of Congress members in Rae Bareli is higher therefore they will contest here for chairman and BSP will get vice-chairmanship. The condition in Sultanpur is reverse, hence in Sultanpur BSP will contest for chairmanship and the Congress for vice chairmanship.
He said that this arrangement between BSP and Congress is for two districts only of Rae Bareli and Sultanpur and in the remaining districts of UP, BSP will contest the zila parishad chairman elections of its own. Maurya said that in 52 member Zila Parishad of Rae Bareli, the number of Congress members stands at 19 and BSP at 11. He said this will further get the support of independent candidates. Maurya said that this arrangement in Rae Bareli and Sultanpur has been made to make the proper use of development money.
He said that in absence of such arrangements, the big funds landing in these VIP constituencies will be misused by the mafia who is running Rae Bareli zila parishad for the last two terms by his cronies. On behalf of Congress, Satya Dev Tripathi thanked Mayawati and Swami Prasad Maurya for this arrangement in the parliamentary constituencies of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
Maurya told the scribes that the next hearing of 40 former BSP MLAs at the High Court is on January 9 2006.
First Published: Dec 31, 2005 01:28 IST