Kalyan Singh to go it alone in UP polls



Sultanpur (UP): The Jankranti Party headed by Kalyan Singh will go it alone in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections with Ayodhya, price rise and corruption as its main poll plank.

"We will not ally with any party and launch our campaign on December 22 from Ayodhya after paying obeisance at Ram Lala," Singh told reporters here.

The party plans to contest all the 403 seats in the state, he said.

On the efforts of Chief Minister Mayawati to provide reservation to Muslims, Singh said he was against any such move and felt that quota should not be given on caste basis.

Alleging that SP, BSP and Congress were trying to appease Muslims by supporting the move, he said it would not be in the interest of backward community.

On the issue of splitting Uttar Pradesh in four parts, the former chief minister said he was in its favour.

Singh said that people would dislodge the Mayawati government which, he alleged, was neck deep in corruption.

Announcing his support for Anna Hazare, he demanded that Lokpal should cover corporate houses also.

PTI