Mulayam to adopt wait and watch policy

May 10th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Sunday said his party will decide on which political combine to support only after the election results are out and reiterated that he will go with the front that promises to dismiss the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh.
“We will decide after (the) elections… and we would like a secular government,” Yadav said in an interview to IBN7 channel.

“I will not go with the one which will not dismiss (Mayawati government).”

Holding the Congress responsible for the deteriorating relations between the two parties, he said: “I have never treated anybody (so that) that relations (should) deteriorate. Congress party has deteriorated the relations. They kept us away and gave seats to the party which had less number of seats.”

The SP had supported the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government after the Left parties withdrew support on the Indo-US nuclear deal. But both the parties decided to go it alone in Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh after talks for a pre-poll alliance failed.

Asked about the possibility of going with the Third Front, Mulayam said: “Right now we are not ready to go with anybody. We will wait for the results and after results we will take opinion of Samajwadi party’s Rashtriya Karyakarini Board and MPs and then decide.”

On the ongoing fight between senior party leaders Azam Khan and Amar Singh, he said the former’s behaviour has not been appropriate and “…after elections, the party will decide what is to be done”.

Yadav said that he does not have any prime ministerial ambitions. “Mulayam Singh is not a contender for (the) prime minister’s post.”

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