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UPA an alliance of convenience: Ghai

National Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party,Kiran Ghai,has expressed resentment at the “discrimination” shown by the Election Commission while handling cases filed against BJP leader Varun Gandhi as opposed to the cases against chairman of the minority cell of the Congress,Imran Kidwai.

Written by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh |
March 30, 2009 1:57:19 am

National Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),Kiran Ghai,has expressed resentment at the “discrimination” shown by the Election Commission while handling cases filed against BJP leader Varun Gandhi as opposed to the cases against chairman of the minority cell of the Congress,Imran Kidwai.

Ghai,co-incharge of Punjab and Chandigarh,was in the city on Sunday to see the election preparations.

Alleging that the Congress was communalising issues,Ghai said while Varun has claimed the CDs containing his anti-Muslim speeches have been doctored,the Congress made no such claims,in spite of which no concrete action was initiated against Kidwai.

Alleging that the Congress is not a secular party,she said former allies like the RJD and LJP have abandoned the party to form a secular front.

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“The Congress has misused offices like the CBI as well. The clean chit to Jagdish Tytler,an accused in the 1984 riots case,is an example. People in Punjab and elsewhere who were affected by the riots are pained at the decision. It will be an important issue during the elections in Punjab,” she added.

Calling the UPA “an alliance of convenience” and their government “a political accident”,Ghai said the Congress is now left alone with barely any allies.

Claiming the NDA has a strong pre-poll alliance,the BJP national secretary said the few differences among party members have been ironed out.

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The national issues that will dominate the BJP campaign in the forthcoming elections will be inflation,terrorism,unemployment as well as Congress misrule,said Ghai.

About the Third Front,Ghai said it will not have an impact on BJP’s votebank. “The Front has no credibility. The performance of the CPI has been seen by everyone. It was in the last few months that they decided to separate themselves from the Congress. They are just trying to act as a pressure group,” said Ghai.

BJP padyatras begin today
The Bharatiya Janata Party will start off its padyatras from Monday,through which office-bearers and members of the party intend to reach out to the residents of the area. Two padyatras will be held in a day. The BJP Mahila Morcha will also organise a women’s convention on April 4 at the Sector 28 community centre,attended by National Mahila Morcha President Kiran Maheshwari.

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Chandigarh MC is Congress-controlled: BJP
“The Congress is seeking votes after having failed on every front in Chandigarh,” said BJP candidate for the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency Satya Pal Jain while addressing a rally at Sector 15 on Sunday.

While addressing other rallies in Sectors 18 and 20,Jain alleged the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is “Congress-controlled”. “Chandigarh Administration is in the hands of the Administrator,a representative of the Congress-led UPA government. The city has not seen much progress,” said the BJP candidate. He also listed the needs of the people: a power plant,regularisation of houses outside lal dora,a service selection board for Chandigarh.

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First published on: 30-03-2009 at 01:57:19 am

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