Allahabad/Azamgarh/Sitapur, Feb 7 (ANI): Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has accused Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav of being a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), as he wants to maintain a political diplomacy with them.
"Mulayam Singhji became the Chief Minister in 1990 when he got the support of the BJP. I have noticed this quite often that Mulayam Singhji never says a word against the BJP or the Sangh. Why does he not say so? He does not say so because whenever there is a chance, he can form an alliance with the BJP as well. Members of the Sangh were caught while they were indulged in militancy but I did not read a single statement of Mulayam Singhji," Singh told a gathering here on Monday.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh said their party would punish the people who indulged in corruption in the state.
"You should also listen to this that when the government of the BJP will be formed, a probe commission would be formed within one month. Be it the biggest leader of the Samajwadi Party or the Bahujan Samaj Party, if he is found guilty then at the first instance he will be put behind the bars in jail and given a strict punishment," he said in Azamgarh.
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav the Uttar Pradesh polls are important as they have the potential to change the politics of India as well.
"It is a good thing that all the people are coming and they are coming after a long time. The people of Uttar Pradesh are smart a lot. It is the largest state of the country. The largest state of the country has to take the decision. The politics of Uttar Pradesh will surely change, but the same state will bring a change in the politics of the country as well," Yadav told media in Sitapur.
The polls in Uttar Pradesh are being viewed as an opportunity for major parties to re-establish their foothold in the country's fifth largest and most populous state.
Polls in Uttar Pradesh will be conducted between February 8 and March 3. Counting will take place on March 6.
A new 403-member state assembly will be elected in March. The poll results will broadly indicate trends for the 2014 general elections. (ANI)
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