Moradabad, Dec 23 (ANI): Accusing the Congress party for double standards, Rashtriya Lokmanch president Amar Singh has said that the ruling party should not accuse others of something of which it is involved in.
Addressing a rally here, Singh said that the Congress party's allegation that the state division proposal by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is a political stunt was wrong.
"I don't think their (Congress party) allegation, regarding Mayawati's decision to split Uttar Pradesh, is correct. You announce relief packages for weavers at this time, that will also be labeled a political stunt and an election gimmick by people.
So, therefore such decisions are taken during elections so that there is a reason to ask for votes from the people of the state. I welcome Mayawati's state division proposal and don't think that it's a political stunt," Singh added.
Meanwhile, taking a dig at arch rival and Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan, Amar Singh said because he was fielding Jaya Prada from his newly-formed Rashtriya Lok Manch party against Azam Khan from Rampur, Khan was nervous and was instead now building base in Moradabad.
Meanwhile, retorting to Singh's claims, Khan said that he was not going anywhere and it did not matter to him as to who would be contesting election against him.
Khan also said that Singh's declaration that he would follow Khan everywhere was totally unfounded.
"There is no question of leaving me the city of Rampur. I don't care who contests elections against me. I don't even know who are the candidates and from what political parties. I also don't criticise or mention my rivals name during the elections," he added.
"I have to go to every constituency of Uttar Pradesh. People don't even know that I have already been to many constituencies. I have done numerous meetings, closed-door programmes by now, so there is no chance of anybody catching up with me anywhere," he added.
Uttar Pradesh is politically important, as it sends the maximum number of lawmakers to the Parliament . The state elections are due to take place early in 2012. (ANI)