No demand for Cabinet berths for SP: Amar Singh

July 24th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI  

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New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party chose to be diplomatic about joining the UPA Government after helping it to win the confidence motion in the Parliament.

SP general secretary Amar Singh said he is not the right person to answer the question whether the party would participate in the government.

It is not possible to answer this question now but we are not interested in joining the government, he added.

On being asked about reports claiming that the SP had demanded nine cabinet posts during Wednesdays meeting with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Singh said: We had an informal meeting where we exchanged greetings with each other. We have not discussed anything with her regarding any demand from our side.

Commenting on Samajwadi Party MP Rewati Raman Singhs claim that he had asked BJP MP Ashok Argal to meet Amar Singh, the party general secretary said people are free to meet anyone they like.

People are free to meet, but it is the context in which they do that is important. I dont remember meeting anybody. My house has been open to all, especially in the past one month when it has been under total media scrutiny, Singh said. (ANI)

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