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Blame me not Rahul if Congress fails in UP: Digvijay

The party will be able to tell people the areas in UP where Congress has made its mark.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: March 3, 2012 5:26:36 pm

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today said he and not Rahul Gandhi should be held responsible if election results in Uttar Pradesh are not in favour of the party.

He also refused to put the blame on Rahul,who had led the party’s campaign in Uttar Pradesh,in case of such an eventuality.

On being asked if Rahul will be held responsible if the party failed in UP,Singh told reporters that he as the AICC general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh,Rita Bahuguna Joshi as PCC chief and the candidates have to be held responsible if the party’s show was not as per the expectations in UP polls which enters the last phase of polling tomorrow.

Singh at the same time expressed confidence that after the results on March 6,the party will be able to tell people the areas where Congress has made its mark in the state.

“Earlier,whether it was media or other political parties,they did not even think where Congress is going. In 2009,when we talked of alliance with Samajwadi Party,it was said where the Congress stood (in UP). We showed them where Congress stood in 2009 (Lok Sabha elections) and we will show them in 2012 as well what are the areas Congress has reached by now,” Singh said.

On being questioned about the target with which Congress contested the UP polls,Singh said the party fought all the seats in UP in alliance with RLD for forming a government with clear majority.

Singh further said,“If we get a majority or become the single largest party,then we will stake claim to form government in UP.”

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