BJP has links with ultras: Digvijay

AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday accused the BJP of having links with the banned ULFA.

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 22:04 PM IST

Guwahati: AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday accused the BJP of having links with the banned
ULFA.

Asked to comment on the alleged Congress-ULFA link, Singh
claimed it was the BJP which has links with the banned outfit.

On the recent peace initiative with the ULFA, Singh, who
is in charge of the party in Assam, hoped that the
organisation`s elusive Commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah, known
for his anti-talk stand, will come out of hiding for
negotiations.

BJP national spokesman Prakash Javadekar denied Singh`s
charge by alleging that the Congress was trying to win the
ensuing assembly election through the support of the ULFA.

On the dissidence among the party`s seat seekers, the
AICC leader said there was bound to be some anger among the
hopefuls.

"All are our political workers and we will talk to them
and convince them. More than 1200 candidates had applied for
tickets and it is not possible to accommodate all of them,"
Singh said.

The party has announced names of candidates in 124
constituencies while the remaining two will be decided in a
day or two, he said.

PTI