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"We Have Come Out And Shot A Goal"

A week after being hailed as a wily strategist for winning the trust vote in the UP assembly, chief minister Kalyan Singh has come under severe criticism for inducting history-sheeters in his 93-member jumbo cabinet. But in an interview to Rajesh Jos

"We Have Come Out And Shot A Goal"
"We Have Come Out And Shot A Goal"
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Your popularity graph has dipped after you inducted criminals and history-sheeters in your cabinet.

There are two types of reactions: of the masses and of the classes. A small section of society may have this impression that my graph has come down but, as far as the general masses are concerned, our graph is still going high. I've not yet come across a single person who has any adverse comment to offer. People want political stability and we have fulfilled their expectations. And we will complete four years.

You had to compromise at every step in order to form a government. Whatever happened to the party "with a difference"?

Hamaare liye badi musibat hai (it's a big problem for us). Earlier people would say I didn't know politics. This time we have come out in the open and shot the goal. We are out of the baithak culture. And let me tell you—the road to Delhi is clear. Those who criticise us sit in glass-houses; their houses are full of dirt. Unke kapde keechad mein sane hein (they wear sullied clothes).

But how do you explain the...

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