BSP not to forge alliance with SAD
The BSP supremo, Mr Kanshi Ram, today ruled out the possibility of an alliance with the SAD. He was here to address a party rally to commemorate the 110th birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar.
The BSP chiefís statement has come close on the heels of the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badalís remark that the SAD was willing to forge an alliance with the BSP to defeat the Congress in the coming elections. Mr Kanshi Ram projected Mr Ravi Inder Singh as the next Chief Minister of Punjab.
Mr Kanshi Ram branded the sangat darshan programme a political stunt with an eye on the coming Assembly elections in the state. Public funds were being misused and bribe was being given by distributing grants, he alleged. He declared that the BSP would field candidates on all 117 seats and claimed that it would win 60 seats, including 25 from the Doaba region.
He criticised the Union Governmentís decision regarding ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir. He claimed that the BSP would form the government in the Centre in 2004.
Later, Mr Kanshi Ram addressed the rally at the local grain market. Dr Mohan Singh Falianwala, a former MP and state unit president, Mr Jagdeep Singh Gogi, state vice-president, Mr Shingara Ram Sahungra, MLA Garhsankar, and Mr Avtar Singh Karempuri, a former MLA, addressed the rally.