‘Secret pact’ between Badal, Kanshi

Our Correspondent
Phillaur, May 31

Mr Jagjit Singh, opposition leader in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, has alleged that Bahujan Samaj Party chief Kanshi Ram is playing into the hands of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and the two have made a secret political pact.

Talking to newspersons here yesterday Mr Jagjit Singh said the announcement of Mr Kanshi Ram that the BSP would contest all 117 seats indicated a secret pact between the two.

He said Mr Kanshi Ram wanted to give benefit to Akali candidates in the next Assembly elections. He claimed that the BSP had lost its credibility.

Mr Jagjit Singh claimed that the Dalits of the state were turning to the Congress as they were fed up of the BSP, the Akalis and the BJP.

Commenting on the “sangat darshan” programmes of Mr Badal, Mr Jagjit Singh said all grievances committees, planning boards and development committees had been made ineffective as the programmes had been politicised.

He alleged that Mr Badal was misusing government funds.

Replying to a question about factionalism in Congress, Mr Jagjit Singh claimed that there was complete unity in the state unit of the party.

He said the SC/BC cell of the Congress would organise a state-level rally on June 3 at Jalandhar.

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