Lalu advocates Left-UPA friendshipFebruary 3rd, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 3, (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said on Tuesday said that Left would be a better ally than any other party if existing constituents fail to get the magic number to form a majority in the Parliament.
Lalu believes that Left parties can come to the United Progressive Alliances rescue if it falls short of majority.
“Left would be a better ally than many parties, including Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Hence, efforts are on to minimize the acrimony between Left and UPA,” Lalu said.
Lalu was the key man, when he brought the Samajwadi Party just before the crucial trust vote sought by the UPA government after Left parties withdrew support from the government.
Lalu now appears to bring the Left and Congress together again.
“Once RJD and the Left come closer, the next step would be to bridge the Left’’s distance with the Congress,” Lalu admitted.
RJD Vice President Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said that they do not have any dispute with the left and talks should be held with the Left.
Lalu tried to play with safe hands and said Left withdrew support only last year, that, too on an issue to which they were principally opposed. But
they were a key factor behind stability of UPA government for last four years.
“Moreover, the issue of nuclear deal is now a past. Hence, realignment with Left is quite possible after the elections,” he added. (ANI)
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