BJP's back channel efforts to reach out to Mayawati irks UP leaders

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New Delhi, Feb 13 (UNI) The back channel effort to reach out to BSP supremo Mayawati for a possible tie up for the next Lok Sabha polls by an influential section of the BJP is being resisted by leaders of Uttar Pradesh in view of the party's 'bitter experiences' in the past, informed sources said.

The BJP, in its eagerness to make serious inroads in to the country's most populous and politically sensitive state, wants to have BSP on its side. It has been sending feelers notwithstanding the reservations from the UP leaders themselves starting from BJP President Rajnath Singh who is of the view that the party's alliance with the BSP in the past was 'a mistake'.

However, nobody is willing to talk about parleys that have been taking place between two key leaders who happen to be 'lawyers' for the past one week or so. Sources feel that the party is unlikely to push its proposals fearing to offending sentiments of the top party leaders.

Former Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi too is opposed to the the party's moves as the party can't be pushed to ''servility hurting the party's honour and dignity'', the sources said.


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