BJP vows to eliminate SP 'misrule' in UP
Lucknow, Apr 4: Asserting that they have emerged as the alternative to the Samajwadi Party-led ruling dispensation in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP today resolved to get rid of the present in the state at its two-day state executive meeting.
''BJP has the potential and the political atmosphere in the state heavily tilted in its favour,'' the state President of BJP Kesari Nath Tripathi claimed while inaugurating the meeting here.
The BJP state executive attended by top leaders including National Vice President Kalyan Singh, Mr Lalji Tandon and Om Prakash Singh took a vow to eliminate Mulayam Singh Yadav government in a settled manner. ''The next elections in UP belong to BJP and the party workers and the leadership should feel confident about it,''Mr Tripathi said.
Alleging that the SP and Congress were working in collusion despite showing dissent with each other, he said that the Congress was deliberately not pushing the case for President rule in the state. The law and order in the state had gone for a toss and the pro-people schemes had been put on the backburner and the present government in the state had no right to continue, the state BJP President said.
Mr Tripathi said the impartiality in the next Assembly polls would be seriously challenged if they took place under the Mulayam Singh regime. ''The Mulayam government has a past history of rigging the polls and misuse of powers and the BJP strongly favours the next poll be held under central rule,'' he said.
Coming down heavily on those who switched loyalities from the BJP to other parties, the BJP leader said the party would strive hard to defeat turncoats in the next polls. Indication was towards those who shifted to other parties as well as those who indulged in cross voting in the recent Rajya Sabha elections.
Clarifying the stand of the party about giving instructions to the BJP legislators to give third priority vote to an independent candidate Sudhanshu Mittal in the RS polls, the State BJP chief said it was done on the direction of the party high command. Justifying it, he said it was decided to ensure that the candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress were defeated in the RS polls.
Seeking to remind the partymen that BJP always detested individualism, Mr Tripathi said it could regain power only after it shuns individualism. He also asked the party leaders to vent their dissent over the BJP policies on party forum only.
Without taking the name of the expelled BJP leader Uma Bharti who has announced to float a new party, he said those who were out of the party and doing such things were only strengthening the communal forces which are detrimental to the growth of the society and the country.
Reiterating that the BJP had not given up core issues like Ayodhya temple and Article 370, he said the grand Ram temple would be built at Ayodhya and nobody could stop it.