BSP holds meet ahead of Rahul’s Aligarh rally

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SummaryAppearance sparks speculations of entry into active politics .

A day before the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Aligarh, the BSP Tuesday held its party function at the same venue where it warned its supporters of getting “lured by the Congress”.

The meeting was attended by BSP general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui, leader of opposition in Vidhan Sabha Swami Prasad Maurya and state party president Ram Achal Rajbhar.

The party also announced the name of Arvind Kumar Singh, son of sitting Aligarh MP Raj Kumari Chauhan and former minister Jaiveer Singh, as party’s candidate from Aligarh for the next Lok Sabha election. Addressing the gathering, Siddiqui cautioned party supporters against being lured by the Congress vice-president’s speeches.

Siddiqui said it is because of the Congress-led UPA government that the country is facing problems of corruption and inflation. He said the people are tired of Congress, and that Rahul will not succeed in his attempt to woo them with ‘hollow promises’.

The BSP leader claimed that Mayawati will become the next prime minister as UP will send the largest number of MPs to the Lok Sabha.

Arvind has joined the list of kin of senior BSP leaders who will try their luck in the next Lok Sabha polls. While Siddiqui’s son Afzal is party’s candidate from Fatehpur seat, Swami Prasad Maurya’s daughter Sanghmitra’s is party candidate from Mainpuri.

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