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Mid-term Lok Sabha poll likely: Rajnath

BJP President Rajnath Singh claims that his party is fast retaining its lost ground in Uttar Prdesh.

india Updated: May 03, 2007 23:53 IST
Hindustan Times

President of BJP Rajnath Singh claimed that his party was fast retaining its lost ground in UP and form the next government in the State on it's own.

He ruled out any possibilities of any post poll alliance with BSP and said, “wait till May 11 the result would tell all the story.” He also hinted at mid term Lok Sabha poll in the near future.

Launching his offensive against Congress led Union government, Singh said it was not sincerely handling the terrorism issue in the country.

He further said that even security agencies had expressed concern that terrorist organisations like Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Tayebba were investing money in share market in a bid to develop their infrastructure.

He suggested that effective measures should be taken to check these forces and all party meeting should be convened on this issue to draft a comprehensive strategy. He lashed at the 'secular parties appeasement policies' of the UPA government, which had brought the nation to such a crucial state.

Rejecting the opinion polls, he expressed concern over low percentage of voting and advised that Election Commission should formulate ways for increasing the voting percentage. However, he congratulated the EC for conducting incident free UP assembly election where, “not a single vote was captured.”

He also outrightly rejected the demand for the formation of a separate purvanchal state and said he was in favour of speedy development of eastern UP.

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