Will BSP join hands with BJP again and form an alliance after the poll?
Sambhal ( Uttar Pradesh): The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) may not go alone in the forthcoming assembly elections in the state as has been claimed so far . Party general secretary Nasimuddin Siddiqui’s statement on Wednesday that Narendra Modi was a better choice than Mulayam Singh Yadav at a meeting here has been taken as a guide in this respect in some political circles.
The statement assumes significance in view of his “ closeness” to party supremo Mayawati. Also because the early poll predictions do not rule out possibility of hung assembly, with no political party gaining absolute majority.
If one goes by his statement the party may go with the Bhartiya Janta Party as the Modi is not only most popular leader of the party but also the country. Comparing Modi with Mulayam, he said that the former was a better friend for the community in general than the latter. “ Take it from me , Mulayam is more dangerous”, he told the meeting which was attended by a large number of members of the community.
He gave a logic for the same. During Samajwadi Party rule in the state 187 members of the community were killed in Muzaffarnagar riot. Mulayam is the architect of the party and it is only his writ than runs in it. In contrast, only 42 Muslims were killed in Godhra incident in Gujrat.
“Mulayam”, he said “ remembers us only during the election and tends to forget when it is over. It has happened many times and may happen again”. In the same vein he attacked the Congress. Read with the poll prediction report that the BSP will finish third in the state the alliance with BJP theory makes sense.