Amar Singh: No alliance with Uma Bharti in Madhya Pradesh
Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh on Tuesday said there was no question of his party entering into an alliance with Uma Bharti's Bharatiya Janshakti Party for the November 25 Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh.?

"There is a great deal of ideological differences between the SP and the Bharatiya Janshakti Party," he told a press conference in Bhopal.?

The SP leader said if Bharti, a former BJP leader, was the South Pole of Indian politics, he was its North Pole.?

He said there were ideological similarities between BJP and Bharti's party. Just as the SP would never join hands with the BJP, it will never ally with Uma's party also.?

The SP leader said the BJP had "used" Uma Bharti for winning the December 2003 Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and after coming to power, it dumped her.?

Asked if Bharti would emerge as a third force in Madhya Pradesh, Singh said he did not know whether that will happen, but she will surely emerge as a force to reckon with in the state, where the politics has been dominated till now by two parties - BJP and Congress.?

The SP said he had lot of affection for Bharti who also held him in high regard. Singh said he was confident that Uma would harm the BJP's poll prospects in a big way.