Lucknow: Days after Uma Bharti described
herself as his "heiress", former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Kalyan Singh on Friday said he will campaign against the BJP
leader and claimed that she does not stand a chance of winning
from Charkhari assembly constituency.
"Uma Bharti is in the race for third or fourth spot in
Charkhari.... It is a certainty that she will not win," Singh,
convenor of the newly-formed Jan Kranti Party, told
newspersons here, releasing the next list of party nominees
for the state assembly polls.
When pointed out that Uma calls herself as his "daughter"
and holds him in high esteem, Singh said, "It is not an issue
of `beta-beti`. Whoever is in our opposition, it is our duty
to defeat him."
He said he will campaign in favour of his party candidate
for Charkhari seat, from where the BJP`s firebrand leader is
seeking an entry into the UP legislature.
Lambasting the BJP for promising 33 per cent reservation
for women in its poll manifesto, he said it is a deep-rooted
conspiracy of BJP-Congress to keep the backwards and Dalits
out of power.