BSP-SP battle injurious to society, says Uma

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Varanasi, Jan 10: Bharatiya Jan Shakti president and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti today said the ongoing battle between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh is harmful both for the country and society. ''The BSP versus SP battle of political rivalry can bring no good to the state,'' Ms Bharti told newspersons after offering prayers at Kashi Vishwanath, Kaal Bhairav and Sankatmochan temple here.

''SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav should carry forward his fight on the lines of democracy instead of resorting to violence,'' she opined. Drawing a parallel between the SP and the BSP, Ms Bharti said, '' Where people of the state were living under terror in the previous SP regime, terror has taken a back seat in the present BSP government,'' she said. However, corruption and poverty have reached their peak in the present BSP rule, Ms Bharti claimed.

She lauded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for taking a tough stand against SP MP Atiq Ahmad and condemned the Congress for its alleged support to him.

Answering a question about the BJP, she said this party is unstable and shaky in its opinion and even in important matters related to economy, culture, social and national prestige.

The BJP should not beat about the bush and instead adopt a clear stand on its policies, she added.


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