Saving UPA government was a big blunder, says Amar Singh

March 28th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI  

By Pankaj Choudhary

New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh has claimed that saving the UPA government during the voting on the Indo-US nuclear deal debate in Parliament was a big blunder.

“We supported the Congress When it was going through rough patches. Now we believe that saving the UPA government at the time (when it was required to prove its majority) was a big blunder,” Singh told ANI in an exclusive interview.

Singh also said that his party’s aim to form a secular government was contradicted by some bad elements.

“When we said that we wanted to form a secular government, everyone started claiming it a political conspiracy. Some people even said that we wanted to take advantage of this. That’s why we supported the Congress at the time, Left parties left it after four and half years of enjoyment,” he added.

The SP leader said his party has always supported the Congress even after the ruling party tried to place false allegations against the SP chief Mulayam Singh.

“The Congress put false allegations against our chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in fake tape case. They again tried to make Mulayam stuck in the CBI case,” he claimed.

“This all happened because of some wrong people in the Congress,” he added.

Singh claimed that it was the SP, which supported the Congress, when it was going through some really tough patches.

“The Congress was struggling after its defeats one after one all across the country. Virbhadra Singh in Himachal Pradesh, N. D. Tiwari in Uttarakhand, Digvijay Singh in Madhya Pradesh, Amrinder Singh in Punjab and Dharam Singh in Karnataka, faced defeat one after one. Meanwhile, Left parties also withdrew their support after four and half years of enjoyment. At that point of time, we supported the Congress. It is SP who saved the government,” Amar Singh claimed. (ANI)

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