Muzaffarnagar: Congress would ally with
smaller parties for next year`s Assembly elections in Uttar
Pradesh, state party chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi has said,
ruling out any pre-poll tie up with the BSP, BJP and SP.
"Congress would ally with smaller parties in the state
for next year`s polls who support its policy," Joshi told
reporters here last night.
She said the BSP-led state government had proved to be
a "failure on all fronts" and people, especially women, remain
insecure in the state.
Referring to the recent murder of the teenaged girl in
Lakhimpur, Joshi said it was "another example of how law and
order has collapsed in the state".
The Congress leader said the party would announce its
new policy for the upcoming polls in the `Bhattaparsoli Kisan
Maha Panchayat`, to be held later this month.
"The party will also finalise the candidates who would
contest for next year`s Assembly elections by this month end,"