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Congress MP shares dais with BJP leaders in Rahul`s backyard

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 20:21

Amethi: Adding fuel to rumours about his growing proximity to the BJP, Congress MP Sanjay Singh on Tuesday shared dais with several leaders of the saffron outfit during his birthday function here, but preferred to play his cards close to his chest.

Asked whether he will join BJP and contest from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, represented by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, on its ticket, Singh did not scotch rumours in this regard merely saying the list of candidates would clear the matter.

"I have not quit politics. Everything will be clear once the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls is released by political parties," the Congress MP from Sultanpur said.

"Amethi has taught lessons to outsiders from time to time. In Amethi, there are people who do not even belong to Uttar Pradesh. I will take a decision in keeping with whatever is required for Amethi and its people," he said.

"Amethi, Rae Bareli and Sultanpur have shown strength by rejecting outsiders from time to time," he told reporters.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi represents the Rae Bareli constituency in the Lok Sabha.
Besides local BJP leaders, former BJP MLA Tejbhan Singh shared the platform with Singh during the function at Ram Nagar.

The Congress MP also mentioned the former BJP MLA`s name a number of times during his brief speech.

Asked about the presence of BJP leaders at the function, Singh quipped "it is a non-political platform."

First Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 20:21
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