Deoria/ Ghazipur/Lucknow, Feb 4 (ANI): With elections in Uttar Pradesh around the corner, political leaders are engaged in a war of words on a range of issues.
Training guns on the Congress party over corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said: "The Congress party will meet the same fate in Uttar Pradesh that it faced in Bihar. There is nothing the Congress can do now to save itself."
"The corruption-tainted Congress party must clear the air over its role in the telecom scam case. Such a party cannot fulfill any dreams in Uttar Pradesh. The Congress can do whatever it wants to, but it will not succeed in Uttar Pradesh," Hussain told media in Deoria.
Rashtriya Lokmanch Party chief Amar Singh slammed Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh for promising job and compensation to rape victims in the manifesto.
"Mulayam Singh said 'if our party is voted to power, we will provide employment and compensation to rape victims.' There is an old relationship between incidence of rape and Mulayam Singh," Singh told a gathering in Ghazipur.
Meanwhile, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has accused Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh government of sponsoring corruption.
"The way the present government has indulged in loot and I consider it to be government sponsored corruption. Corruption is in every state," Jaiswal told reporters in Lucknow.
The polls in Uttar Pradesh are being viewed as an opportunity for major parties to re-establish their foothold in the country's fifth largest and most populous state.
Polls in Uttar Pradesh will be conducted between February 8 and March 3, and counting will take place on March 6.
A new 403-member state assembly will be elected in March. The poll results will broadly indicate trends for the 2014 general elections. (ANI)
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