SEARCH

News » National

Updated: January 30, 2012 13:20 IST

Cong, SP main contenders in U.P. polls: Digvijay

PTI
print   ·   T  T  
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday said that Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) are the main contenders in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, as the ruling “BSP is involved in corruption, while BJP is nowhere in the picture.” File photo
The Hindu Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday said that Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) are the main contenders in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, as the ruling “BSP is involved in corruption, while BJP is nowhere in the picture.” File photo

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said here on Monday that Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) are the main contenders in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, as the ruling “BSP is involved in corruption, while BJP is nowhere in the picture.”

“Congress is going to form the government in Uttar Pradesh, as the main contest there is between Congress and Samajwadi Party,” Mr. Digvijay told reporters.

“BSP is involved neck-deep in corruption, while BJP is nowhere in Uttar Pradesh. Therefore, the main contest is between SP and Congress,” he added.

He was speaking to reporters after paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary at the Old Vidhan Sabha.

Commenting on SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’s promise of giving government jobs to ‘educated’ rape victims, Mr. Digvijay only said that according to the Supreme Court guidelines, the identity of such victims cannot be disclosed.

Mr. Digivijay arrived on Sunday night via Indore and left for Lucknow on Monday after meeting state party chief Kantilal Bhuria and Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh.

The senior Congress leader also dubbed as “nautanki” (drama) the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s announcement of observing a ‘maun vrat’ (vow of silence) against the Centre for allegedly overlooking State’s interests.

He said that Congress leaders in the state would also observe silence in reply to the chief minister’s ‘maun vrat’ to highlight problems faced by people of the state like corruption.

“Congress leaders will observe a ‘maun vrat’ to awaken the conscience of the state Lokayukta, so that raids can be conducted against corrupt ministers and other bigwigs and not just against lower rank officials,” Mr. Digvijay said.

“The opposition will also identify those ministers who have earned big since 2003 and expose them during the maun vrat,” he said adding that the Lokayukta should probe their assets.

Mr. Bhuria later announced that on February 2, his party would observe a ‘maun vrat’ over “BJP’s failures”.

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

In the 16th Lok Sabha Election 2014, West Bengal has witnessed some interesting trends. Apart from the debacle of the Left and the ascendance of the Trinamool Congress (AITC), the other somewhat s... »

International

Tamil Nadu

Andhra Pradesh

Karnataka

Kerala


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in National

Bollywood actor Sharmila Tagore reciting poems during a protest against the Israeli military strike in Gaza at Sahmat, in New Delhi Thursday. Photo:Sushil Kumar Verma

Sharmila Tagore recites Darwish at Left backed protest against Israel

Ms. Tagore said she attended this protest out of compassion for the children killed in the conflict. »