Mysore, Sep 23 (UNI) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will emerge as an alternative to the Congress and the BJP in Karnataka, former State Minister P G R Sindhia said today.
Speaking to reporters here, he said the BSP was not only emerging as a national party to reckon with, but also as an alternative to the Congress and the BJP, which had ''failed to sense the aspirations of the people.'' Stating that the party would expand its base from Uttar Pradesh where it is in power, he said it would make a pan-India presence.
He said he would decide on formally joining the BSP after his name was cleared in a case of ''disassociating'' with JD (Secular) in the aftermath of the new coalition dispensation in the State.
Mr Sindhia, a JD(S) legislator, had fallen out with the party leadership after Mr H D Kumaraswamy led a fraction to topple the Congress-JD(S) Government and form an alternative government with BJP in 2006. The issue of his status as MLA was pending before Assembly Speaker Krishna.
Earlier, he launched the BSP manifesto for the Mysore City Corporation elections at a function here.