No anti-incumbency,ruling alliance set to return: Uma

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader,Uma Bharti on Sunday said the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab would break the myth that no incumbent government repeats its term in the state.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: January 23, 2012 1:23:14 am

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader,Uma Bharti on Sunday said the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab would break the myth that no incumbent government repeats its term in the state.

“This (repetition of government has taken place in Madhya Pradesh,Chhattisgarh,Orissa and Gujarat) myth had already been broken in the case of certain states,” she said.

Bharti,who is contesting the election from Charkhari in Uttar Pradesh,also described the Congress as a divided house where leaders speak in different voices over important issues and said that BJP can use it to its own advantage.

“Congress is a divided party where the Union Minister P Chidambaram and General Secretary Digvijay Singh speak different languages and on corruption issue there have been differences in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO),” Bharti said while campaigning in Punjab.

She said having such a party at the helm is deterimental for the country.

On Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi terming her as an outsider in UP polls,she said,“Rahul had forgotten that his family too moved out of Delhi to win polls in UP.”

She said the BJP will go it alone in UP and not forge pre or post poll alliance with any political party and added that rampant corruption and crime are the prime issues there and the party with a clean image will emerge victorious.

Referring to the BSP’s poll symbol,Bharti accused the Centre of having given so much money to the “elephant” (BSP’s poll symbol) to allure the party for a pre-poll alliance in UP.

“When the SP government was in UP,there was corruption and lawlessness. BJP fought against this and formed its government. The same situation is present now,” Bharti,who returned to BJP after a gap of five years,said.

Bharti said that on the issue of corruption the credibility of all political parties was at stake.

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