Lucknow: Dismissing speculation about his
party`s merger with the Congress, RLD Chief Ajit Singh today
said talks were on between the two for a tie-up in the next
assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
"The news of merger of RLD with Congress is an
imagination of the media. Talks with Congress are on to oust
Mayawati Government from the state in the next assembly
polls," Singh told reporters here.
The RLD leader said "the talks are at a primary level"
and the shape of the proposed alliance was yet to be
The next Assembly elections in UP are due for 2012.
Asked about the possibility of a tie-up with Samajwadi
Party, Singh said that "as of now there are no talks with the
He claimed that there would be polarisation of voters
against Mayawati and new alliances would be formed as people
were fed up with the "misrule of the BSP government".
"Mayawati government has forgotten the issue of law
and order which BSP raked up to catapult itself to power. Law
and order situation has turned from bad to worse under the
present regime," he alleged.
"An alternative is needed in the state to oust the
Mayawati government," he said, adding that the Congress "on
its own cannot be an alternative".
Singh also criticised Mayawati government for
"misusing" public money for constructing parks and memorials.