BJP not to align with BSP, SP in UP: Swaraj

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 22:36

Ghaziabad: The BJP will prefer to sit on
the opposition benches rather than forming a government with
the support of the BSP or the SP, senior party leader Sushma
Swaraj said here on Thursday.

Addressing a string of poll rallies here, she said her
party, if it did not secure a majority, would prefer to sit as
an opposition party in the legislative assembly.

It would not seek the support of either the BSP or the
SP in government-formation in the state, Swaraj said.

Turning to Muslims, she said her party was opposed to
the policy of appeasement of the community pursued by several
political parties.

Some parties considered Muslims as their vote banks and
were indulging in appeasement of the community, the BJP leader
said.

She said the quota promised by some political leaders
for the community was not realistic and feasible.

Referring to the 2G spectrum controversy, Swaraj said it
was the BJP which had exposed this scandal.

Her party had always raised its voice against corruption
and black money, the two evils plaguing the UPA government at
the Centre, she said.

Swaraj said the Congress was responsible for all the
scams in the country and did nothing to bring back the black
money stashed in foreign banks.

Targeting the BSP supremo, the BJP leader alleged that
Mayawati wasted public funds on installation of statues and
parks.

In this connection, Swaraj also took the UPA government
to task saying it never asked her about the "misuse of public
funds".

The BJP, if voted to power in the state, would probe
this wastage of public money.

"She (Mayawati) is the richest woman in India but there
is no agency to ask her about her source of income. She was a
middle class teacher in Delhi about two decades back," Swaraj
said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 22:36

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