Seat adjustments with BJP; JP to contest in 10 to 15 TN seats

The Janata Party will have seat adjustments with the BJP and contest in 10 to 15 seats for the April 13 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, party President Subramanian Swamy said.

Updated: Mar 12, 2011, 18:47 PM IST

Madurai: The Janata Party will have seat
adjustments with the BJP and contest in 10 to 15 seats for the
April 13 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, party President
Subramanian Swamy said on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters here, Swamy said the party had
sought the Election Commission`s permission to contest on the
BJP symbol.

If there was a problem in securing it, then it may seek
the EC nod to contest on its own symbol, which has been frozen
due to a dispute between the EC and the party, he said.
Swamy said there would be a hung assembly after the polls
as people were "fed up" with the "high levels" of corruption
by successive DMK and AIADMK alliances.

"Even if five Janata party MLAs are elected I can assure
a corruption free next government," he claimed.

On investigation into the 2G spectrum allocation scam,
Swamy said it was going on as per schedule and CBI was
expected to file a charge sheet before March 31. "More people
at higher levels will get exposed as investigation moves
ahead," he said.
He demanded the resignation of Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee for Enforcement Directorate`s "shoddy" investigation
in the Hasan Ali case, which enabled him get bail.

"It is their duty to submit enough documents and
establish the offence. It is obvious they did not do so for
some strange reason," Swamy said.

The party`s poll plank would be corruption, inflation and
lawlessness and they would also offer solutions, he said.

PTI