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BJP will have no alliance with any political party in UP: Kalyan

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Kanpur, Mar 20 (UNI) The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will have no pre or post-alliance with any political party in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections as the party has had bitter experiences in the previous elections, party national vice-president Kalyan Singh said today.

Talking to media persons on his way to Delhi here, Mr Singh said the alliance with Rastriya Lok Dal and the Bahujan Samaj Party, had rather weakened the party's position in the state.

The party would have no alliance before the elections and would also not take the support of any party to form the government in the state, he said, adding if the BJP could not get the majority, it would prefer to sit in opposition.

He added that it was due to the alliance with the BSP that Mayawati improved her position throughout the state while the RLD also strengthened its position in western UP.

Mr Singh said the assembly election in the state could be held any time as per the present political scenario. The party would appoint 20 youths at one booth to conduct free and fair elections in the state, which might be held some time in September or October.

In reply to a question, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said the proposd Rath yatra by Mr L K Advani would try to expose the political parties, including the Congress, which were following minority appeasement policies.

The BJP is the only nationalist party which could keep the country united. Other political parties were encouraging religious fundamentalism and vitiating the atmosphere in the country to encash their vote banks, he added.

When he was told of the RSS suggestion for the BJP to have an alliane with the Samajvadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, he said he did not agree with such suggestions. ''The policies and programmes of the party were drafted through collective decisions of the leaders and we knew it was better for future of the party in the state'', he said.

Mr Singh said the BJP was ready to face elections any time and had geared up its machinery throughout the state. The party workers were ready to remove the present government as it had failed in all other fronts.

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