Not in talks with UPA or NDA, claims BSPMay 15th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) Amid rumours that party boss Mayawati had a secret meeting with BJP’s prime ministerial nominee L.K. Advani, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Friday flatly denied having any talks for a prospective alliance with either the UPA or the NDA.
A statement issued by the state Bahujan Samaj Party unit said: “The BSP is neither in contact with the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) or with NDA (National Democratic Alliance).”
The unsigned press release on a BSP letterhead and purported to have been issued by the party “spokesman” termed news reports about such political moves as “mischievous and false”.
It also sought to blame such reports on the opposition. “Apparently the opposition had planted such stories only to create confusion about BSP in the minds of the people, and the media too was playing into the hands of such mischievous elements,” the statement said.
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