Singh took the decision after being asked by a majority
of his supporters in different parts of UP to start afresh by
setting up a party of his own rather than returning to the
BJP, sources close to the leader said.
Almost 98 per cent of the people who met him today from
34 districts of central and eastern UP and ninety per cent of
his supporters from 28 western districts who met him in New
Delhi on November 28 are of the opinion that he should float a
new political party and Singh has agreed to it, they said.
The supporters are of the view that as the BJP has
shunned its Hindutva agenda it should be earnestly adopted by
Kalyan Singh who had brought a new awakening among the Hindus
during the temple movement, sources said.
Some MPs, MLAs and MLCs were among those who met
Kalyan Singh besides the chairmen of municipal corporations
though BJP leaders kept themselves away from the meeting
today, sources claimed.
Lucknow: After parting ways with the
Samajwadi party, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and one
of the protagonists of BJP's temple movement Kalyan Singh has
decided to float a new outfit to "earnestly pursue the
First Published: Friday, December 04, 2009, 22:13