Mulayam ditched and insulted me: Kalyan Singh
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 21, 2010, 23:45
Lucknow: Accusing SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of ditching and insulting him, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh on Sunday said the party will be "wiped out" in the next assembly elections.

"I had been ditched several times in my life, but who-so-ever has ditched me and hurt my sentiments had been ruined," Kalyan said, addressing workers of his newly founded Jan Kranti Party here.

Alleging that BJP first used and later insulted him, Kalyan said that party's fate was known to all as it had been reduced to mere 51 MLAs in UP.

"Mulayam treated me in a similar manner. He first came to me and requested to join SP and when I refused, he took Rajvir (son) and appointed him as the national general secretary," the former UP Chief Minister said.

"Later Mulayam used insulting language against me in front of cameras which hurted me deeply. But I know that like BJP, SP too will be ruined. The party will never be able to form the government either in the state or the Centre," he said.

Asked if JKP will work with Amar Singh, Kalyan replied, "only time will tell". However, he welcomed Singh's recent outburst against Mulayam.

"SP has turned out to be a party of a particular caste and the entire backwards community is not supporting it," he said.

Kalyan expressed confidence that JKP would play a decisive and effective role in UP's politics in days to come.

"I have not floated the party for fun, but the decision is based on certain objectives and the recommendation of dedicated workers," he said.

The former BJP leader said his party's main ideology will be that of Hindutva, Rashtrawad (nationalism), democracy, social justice and Ram Temple.

"Today when BJP talks about Ram temple, people laugh, but they believe me because I left the seat for the sake of Ram Temple," he said.

"When we formed Rashtriya Kranti Party, atmosphere was not so conducive and we had several challenges, but this time situation is in our favour," he said, referring to the outfit he had founded in 1999 when he parted ways with BJP.

Attacking the Congress-led UPA government, Kalyan said implementation of the Rangnath Committee report, which had recommended religion-based reservation, was "unconstitutional". "It is an attack on the interest of OBCs and SC/STs."

He claimed that though the Congress may improve its tally in the coming assembly election, it will never cross majority mark.

Kalyan also hit out at Mayawati-led BSP, alleging that it was the most corrupt government.


First Published: Sunday, February 21, 2010, 23:45

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