On the eve of the sixth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, flamboyant Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has once again stressed that Congress is going to win absolute majority in Uttar Pradesh. Citing the increased voters’ turnout, he claimed that this development was growing popular support for his party in the state.

The Congress leader was speaking to media at the party headquarters in Lucknow. When asked about the possibility of fractured mandate after the election, Singh said that President’s Rule would be the last option. He also lashed out at the Samajwadi Party especially its top leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav while talking about Muslim quota.

Speaking on UP Cabinet Minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui who has recently been indicted by the state Lokayukta for his involvement in acts of corruption, the Congress general secretary demanded that the minister’s property and his source of income should be probe by Enforcement Directorate and CBI. Talking about UP SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s recent statement in favour of 18 percent reservation for Muslims, Digvijay Singh termed it a baseless and reckless statement of the SP leader. He also gave an account of Mulayam Singh’s tacit association with BJP and RSS since the time of the Bharatiya Jansangh.