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"I have never indulged in caste-based politics"

After being elected leader of the legislative party, Rajnath Singh, UP’s incumbent chief minister, spoke to Outlook. Excerpts:

"I have never indulged in caste-based politics"
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Was the high command’s decision to put you in charge an attempt to revive the party’s image in UP and then call for a mid-term election?

No one wants early election as it means a hole in the state’s finances. We can least afford that now. My government will last the full term, which ends March 27, 2001. Besides I’m not at all scared of numbers. I don’t need to increase the majority. Even if we have a majority of one, I am confident.

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