Uma's party to contest UP Assembly polls
Bharti claimed the battle in the next assembly elections in MP would be between her party and Congress.india Updated: May 01, 2006 19:57 IST
A day after launching new party Bharatiya Janashakti, firebrand leader Uma Bharti on Monday said her party would contest the next assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal on its own but kept open the option of alliance.
"Our party has already started preparations for contesting next assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal on our own," the Bharatiya Janashakti President told reporters in Guna.
Bharatiya Janashakti would field its candidates in every assembly constituency of these two states, she said, adding "if the situation demands electoral understanding, we will tie-up only with like-minded parties at ideolgical level."
Bharti claimed the battle in the next assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh would be between her party and Congress and "we will secure two thirds majority to form the government."
Claiming to enjoy the support of many MLAs in the state, she said, "these legislators are not joining her party at this juncture because we do not want to pose any threat to the state government."
Though Bharti declined to specify the number of MLAs backing her, she claimed, while responding to a query, that their strength is large enough to endanger the existence of the state government.
First Published: May 01, 2006 19:57 IST