Congress hints at a soft corner for Mayawati

May 13th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Sonia Gandhi New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has indicated the possibility of joining hands with BSP supremo Mayawati as part of UPA’s post poll alliance.

On a question as to whether the Congress sees Mayawati as its potential post-poll ally, a smiling Digvijay said, “Politics is the art of the possible.”

Offering another hint of Congress’ soft corner for the BSP, Singh nullified Mulayam Singh’s Yadav’s remark against Mayawati Government in Uttar Pradesh.

Reacting on Yadav’s remark that his party would support any government that would dismiss Mayawati government, Singh said that there was “no question of dismissing a duly elected government”

On a question as to whether the BSP was communal, he said, “We only consider the BJP and Shiv Sena as communal.”

Interacting with the media here, Digvijay said it was meaningless to talk about allies and alliances before May 16, when the Lok Sabha Election results will be declared.

“Today, we are with our allies. Talking about alliances now is like flying kites in the air. Let the mandate come, we will see,” he said.

On former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumarswamy’s meeting with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi last night, he said, “It is an indication of the direction in which the political wind is blowing.”

The senior Congress leader expressed full confidence about Congress’ chances of forming the next government.

“We are certainly emerging as the single largest party. We’ll certainly improve our 2004 tally. Even the UPA will improve on its 2004 numbers,” he said. (ANI)

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