Kannauj: While campaigning for his party in the run-up to the state assembly elections, BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that his party would not strike post-poll deal with any other parties to form government in Uttar Pradesh. Lashing out at the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP), the BJP chief accused the two of offering a tacit support to the Congress led-government at the Center while criticizing the same in public.

Addressing the crowds at KK Inter College ground here in support of his party candidate, Gadkari lashed out at both the Mayawati government and the Centre for promoting corruption and loot of public wealth. Expressing grief over economic backwardness of the state, the BJP chief said that the state is rich in terms of natural resources but it could not be capitalized to improve the condition of the people especially the farmers.

Gadkari also underlined the achievements of Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government at the Centre and termed it as a model of good-governance. He put the BSP government in dock over the growing incidences of farmers’ suicide in Uttar Pradesh. Criticizing the Congress and SP leaderships, Gadkari alleged that SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is craving to see his son Akhilesh Yadav as the Chief Minister of UP whereas the Congress chief Sonia Gandhi wishes to see her son Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Minister of India.

Enthused to see a huge crowd in the public meeting, Gadkari promised a clean and corruption free government and employment opportunities for over one crore youths if his party is voted to power in the state.