Kanpur (UP), Jan 18 (PTI) Bharatiya Janata Party is not scared of any political alliance ahead of parliamentary elections, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said.

“BJP is capable of forming the government on its own. The opposition is day-dreaming,” he said.

His comments came days after Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav announced they would contest Lok Sabha polls, expected to be held in April-May, together in UP.

The comments also came ahead of Saturday’s rally of several anti-BJP parties being organised by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, which the SP and the BSP have decided to be part of.

“Those who are scared have decided to opt for alliances. They are the ones who make strategies to join hands with one to make the other lose,” Sharma told reporters Thursday.

“The opportunists have struck alliances in the past too, which were devoid of any policy or morality… They were not able to defeat the BJP even then,” he said.

Sharma said BJP has formed governments in 16 states people can see “what BJP has done for development.” The Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister said crime and casteism in the state were rampant once, but after the BJP came to power, investors have begun looking towards UP.

To a question about CBI raids in connection with illegal mining during the previous government, Sharma said it were being done in pursuance with court orders.

“BJP does not work like previous governments. Whoever is guilty will definitely be punished,” he pointed out.

On cleaning the Ganga river, Sharma said people are getting pure Ganga water in Kumbh.

“Even leaders of Opposition parties, taking a holy dip in Ganga, are thanking UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for it,” Sharma said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.