No post-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh: Gadkari
BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said his party will not enter into alliance with any political party to form government in Uttar Pradesh.
Moradabad: BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said his party will not enter into alliance with any political party to form government in Uttar Pradesh.
"Except BJP, every party is indulging in corruption. So we will neither accept any alliance nor support any party in direct or indirect way," Gadkari said while addressing a rally at Ram Lila ground here.
Criticising the ruling BSP government, Gadkari said that it was a "wholesale shop of corruption". "BSP is a wholesale shop of corruption," he said.
He also criticised the state government saying that, "its silence on the reservation issue was a manifestation of its close proximity to Congress and Samajwadi Party."
He also termed RLD leader Ajit Singh as a "kali pili taxi" that "any one car hire him for short term benefits".
In his attempt to please Muslims, Gadkari said that his party was never against the community but was against "reservation on religious line".
"BJP is not anti-Muslim, but on the name of religion the reservation is not acceptable," he said.
He criticised the recent Congress` move of carving out reservation for minority community. "The move of Congress is an unconstitutional step," he said.
He also said, "I am also astonished over the SP`s demand of extension the quota to up to 18 per cent to the community."
A constitutional amendment is needed for the same and neither Congress nor SP have the majority to get the bill passed, Gadkari said. "Muslim reservation will curtail the rights of other backward classes," he claimed.