Kalyan’s party throws hint to Amar to join its fold



Lucknow: Apparently extending an invitation to expelled SP leader Amar Singh to join its fold, Jankranti Party, floated by Kalyan Singh, on Tuesday said both had the same aim on some political issues.

"Anyone, including Amar Singh, who has faith in party's policies and ideology is welcome to join us," Jankranti Party head Rajvir Singh, son of Kalyan Singh, told reporters here.

"Though there have been no talks with Amar Singh lately, we continue to have personal and family relations with him," he said.

"Both Amar Singh and our aim is the same," Rajvir said apparently referring to his party's desire to diminish the influence of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh.

The Jankranti Party chief said those who had betrayed his father in the past had all licked the dust, be it the BJP or the SP.

In the 2012 assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, "our party will gain strength and teach the traitors a lesson".

To a question, he said his party had identified the seats it would contest in the state assembly poll.

"Though we are a new party, there is no dearth of experience," he said.

The Jankranti Party was floated by former BJP veteran Kalyan Singh, once an Ayodhya movement icon, on January five this year.

PTI