Congress, SP main contenders in UP polls: Digvijay

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said that his party and the Samajwadi Party were the two main contenders in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012, 20:54 PM IST

Bhopal: Congress general secretary Digvijay
Singh said here today that his party and the Samajwadi Party
(SP) were the two main contenders in Uttar Pradesh Assembly
polls, as the ruling "BSP is involved in corruption, while BJP
is nowhere in the picture."

"Congress is going to form the government in Uttar
Pradesh, as the main contest there is between Congress and
Samajwadi Party.

"BSP is involved neck-deep in corruption, while BJP is
nowhere in Uttar Pradesh. Therefore, the main contest is
between SP and Congress," Digvijay told reporters after paying
homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary at the Old
Vidhan Sabha.
Commenting on SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav`s promise
to provide government jobs to "educated rape victims", he
said that according to the Supreme Court guidelines the
identity of such victims cannot be disclosed.

Digvijay arrived here last night via Indore and left
for Lucknow today after meeting state party chief Kantilal
Bhuria and Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh.
The senior Congress leader also dubbed as "nautanki"
(drama) the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh
Chouhan`s announcement of observing a `maun vrat` (vow of
silence) against the Centre for allegedly overlooking state`s
interests.

PTI