HT Image
HT Image

Kalyan foresees UP polls in Oct

FORMER CHIEF Minister Kalyan Singh said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not tie up with any party in the forthcoming assembly elections in the State and anticipated that the elections would be held sometime in October. He said the party would utilize the next six months to revive its lost ground in the state.
None | By HT Correspondent, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2006 12:10 AM IST

FORMER CHIEF Minister Kalyan Singh said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not tie up with any party in the forthcoming assembly elections in the State and anticipated that the elections would be held sometime in October. He said the party would utilize the next six months to revive its lost ground in the state.

The senior BJP leader said some recent developments in the last few weeks indicated that the days of Mulayam Singh-led government were numbered and there were possibilities that the elections would be held in October this year and the BJP leadership, which was busy to bolster its chances in the polls, would enter the electoral arena without any alliance.

While talking to newsmen here at the Circuit House on Monday, Singh said this decision stemmed from the bitter experiences the party had to endure because of alliances. The one with RLD only pushed the party to limits and truck with the BSP only helped the blue brigade in its rapid growth at the expense of BJP.

“In a nutshell, the coalition politics was not to the BJP’s advantage in UP. So any alliance this time around was unlikely,” Singh said.

He said the party was preparing for the forthcoming Assembly polls on war footing. “The entire blueprint is in place and the focus will be on reaching out to the masses,” he said.

The state, he said, had been divided into six regions in which 12 rallies would be held between May 15 and May 31.

The idea behind organizing rallies was to accelerate the momentum of the Rath Yatras of LK Advani and national president Rajnath Singh. The election army had already been constituted and the entire focus was on the booth management.

As per the plan, a 20-member of election army will be deployed at each booth to minimise the chances of foul play. Also on the action plan is to turn the masses against the Congress and the SP’s attempts for Muslim polarisation.

“There is need to tell the masses about this ploy to garner votes,” he said.

On Uma Bharti, he said her issue was up to the BJP Parliamentary Board to decide. But her return to the party-fold was entirely depend on her.

He, however, dodged all the queries related to Madanlal Khurana’s suspension.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP