SP not to support Third FrontApril 26th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 26 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh on Sunday ruled out possibility of any post-poll tie-up with the Third Front or the Left parties, saying as long as the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is with the Third Front, his party would not support it.
“As long as our arch rival BSP chief Mayawati is with the Left parties or the Third Front, we are not going for any post-poll alliance them,” Amar Singh told reporters here.
Amar Singh, however, said the SP is not averse to an alliance with the Congress.
“The Congress-led UPA ran the government for the last one year with our help after the Left parties withdrew support, but they turned down our offer of 17 seats in Uttar Pradesh. However, we are not averse to a tie-up with the Congress,” Singh said.
When asked about his party’s choice for Prime Minister’s post, Singh said the emerging situation would decide the candidate for the top post.
“Let the Congress first win the confidence of magic number,” he added. (ANI)
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