Jaunpur: BJP would prefer sitting in the
opposition if it did not get the majority in Uttar Pradesh
rather than forging alliance with any political party, its
chief Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said.
"BJP will form the government on its own and if it does
not happen then it will neither forge an alliance with any
party nor extend support to SP or BSP for government
formation," he said.
Addressing an election rally in Zafrabad here, he said
that if BJP fell short of majority, it would prefer to sit in
"In Uttar Pradesh, Congress ruled for 40 years and SP and
BSP had government for considerable time, but instead of
ensuring justice to backward and most backward sections of the
society, they only exploited them," he said blaming these
parties for the state`s backwardness.
Accusing Congress and SP of nepotism, the BJP president
said it was the wish of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav that
his son Akhilesh became the chief minister.
He said BJP was the only party where there was no place
for nepotism and a common worker could reach the top.
Gadkari`s remarks came a day after Rahul asserted that
Congress will have "no truck" with any party in the post-poll
"We will not ally with thieves and goondas," Gandhi had
said at election meetings yesterday even as he asserted that
the chief minister would be from Congress.