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Published:April 2nd, 2013 17:52 EST
India: Samajwadi Party to Continue Support to Government

India: Samajwadi Party to Continue Support to Government

By Neha Gandhi


New Delhi: After rebuking the Congress and termed it as `cheat` and `clever`, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Friday made it clear that his party won`t withdraw support to the UPA government. Yadav also ruled out the remarks made by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the possibility of SP`s withdrawal of support to UPA.

"Relations have not soured. I do not know on what basis the Prime Minister made these remarks. Right now withdrawing support has not been discussed in the party. Now there is no question of SP withdrawing support to the UPA government. Why withdraw support and make the government fall when it`s a matter of just eight- nine months," Yadav told a TV channel.

Reacting to the Prime Minister`s statement, the BJP claimed that mid-term poll was inevitable as the government has lost the numbers while JD-U chief Sharad Yadav did not expect Mulayam to withdraw support.

He further maintained that it will be a Third Front Prime Minister in 2014 and not BJP or Congress.

Mulayam Singh Yadav, while hinted for his prime ministerial ambitions, closely drew the comparison between the developments in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. Listing out development programmes being implemented in the SP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, he asked, "Are such programmes being implemented in Gujarat. So much work is happening in such a populous state like Uttar Pradesh. But everybody`s eyes are closed,"

Mulayam said any decision regarding support to the Congress will only be taken after the elections. "We will see whether we will support Congress after elections. We can`t decide that today," Mulayam said. He also ruled out the possibility of his party supporting the BJP.