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BJP will NOT stake claim to form govt if UPA falls: Rajnath

May 01, 2013 21:43 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday attacked Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party for continuing their support to the "scamster" Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government and said his party will not stake claim to form a government in case both withdrew support to it.

"These parties say they are together as they want to check the BJP from coming to power, but today the BJP promises that it would not stake claim to form the government in case BSP and Samajwadi Party withdraw support to the Central government," Singh said.

Terming the UPA government at the Centre a "scamster with total scams worth Rs 5.50 lakh crore", Singh said that instead of waiving the loans of farmers, it was helping industrialists and capitalists and exhorted the people to uproot it in the coming elections.

The BJP president said that though the country is passing through a difficult phase, the BSP and SP continue to indulge in "casteist and communal politics".
Branding BSP, SP and Congress leaders as "unreliable", he asked the people to act maturely.

Alleging that non-BJP parties were indulging in "communal" politics, the BJP president claimed that "in the past four years, 362 riots took place in UP, claiming 65 lives".

"Eighteen such incidents took place since the SP came to power but during the BJP government's rule, no such incident occurred," Singh said.

On the recent Chinese incursion, the BJP leader alleged that the country had got a "weak" prime minister.

"Because of a weak prime minister, incursions are on, but still External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid plans to go to China, which is not right," he said.

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