Congress, BSP vying to rope in sacked BJP MP in Chhattisgarh

January 16th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj PartyRaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) The opposition Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Chhattisgarh appear to have intensified bids to rope in a Lok Sabha MP expelled by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).A source close to Tara Chand Sahu said several senior Congress leaders approached him soon after he was expelled from the BJP and now BSP leaders have also asked him to join the party.

“He is mulling over the offers of both the Congress and the BSP and will soon take a final call,” said an aide of Sahu.

Sahu, an MP from Durg constituency, was expelled by the BJP Jan 6 for his alleged anti-party activities during the state’s November assembly polls.

Sahu is an Other Backward Class (OBC) leader and having him on their side may benefit the Congress and BSP.

“Sahu wants to hit back at the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on the basis of the huge OBC presence in the state. Nearly 50 percent of the total 20.08 million population is from the OBCs,” the aide added.

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