SP-Cong tie up a last minute stop gap measure: Amit Shah

Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh poll outcome will bring about a major change in the course of country’s politics BJP chief Amit Shah today said even as he termed the fledgling SP-Congress alliance as a “last minute stop gap arrangement”.

“A BJP tsunami will soon hit Uttar Pradesh, heralding a major change in the course of country’s politics,” he said, discounting as “remote” the possibility of the state throwing up a hung Assembly.

“The results will bring to a halt dynastic and caste- based politics,” he told a press conference here in the midst of hectic electioneering in the poll-bound state.

Shah said the name of Congress president is decided at the time of birth itself. “This is not the case with BJP,” he said.

Referring to the pre-poll tie up between SP and Congress, he said, “It was a last minute stop gap arrangement. An alliance is always between two political parties and ideologies. This is an unholy alliance and looks like an alliance between two corrupt families.”

“By forging an alliance of two corrupt families, Akhilesh Yadav has already conceded defeat,” he said.

Shah also said Ram Manohar Lohia, a socialist, fought Congress throughout his life, but SP forged an alliance with the same party.

Taking a jibe at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the BJP chief said, “If he was that confident of winning the assembly elections solo, he would have never joined hands with Congress. By doing so, he has accepted defeat even when elections are not midway through.