statesman news service
LUCKNOW, 21 SEPT: Union minister for rural development, Mr Jairam Ramesh today said the recent communal riots in Muzzafarnagar were a mere
trailer of the BJP and the SP gameplan for the 2014 election.
He said both the BJP and the SP were aiming at communal polarisation in states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the run up to the polls.
The BJP had set the ball rolling on the count when it deputed Mr Amit Shah as the observer of UP, Mr Ramesh added.
Addressing a Press conference on the Right to fair compensation and transperancy in land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement Act, 2013, the minister said the 2014 Lok Sabha polls will be a contest between the Congress and the RSS.
Mr Ramesh spoke his thoughts out loud about the BJP getting the magical figure of 272 given that there will be no contest between the Congress and the BJP at the national level.
The Congress will face the BJP in just six states viz Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. In other states, the Congress will face the regional parties, he elucidated.
In an apparent bid to take on BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi&’s developmental poll plank, Mr Ramesh said the Congress has also provided development  to the people but it has been in accordance with the law.
He also expressed disappointment with Mr Akhilesh Yadav on the way the MGNERGA was being implemented in UP.