Digvijay creating hurdles in alliance: MulayamJanuary 13th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Tuesday accused Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh of creating hurdles in the formation of a pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the general elections.Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav told reporters that his party was willing to support the Congress despite various differences but Digvijay Singh was creating one problem or the other.
“I will request (Prime Minister Manmohan Singh) and (Congress president) Sonia Gandhi to intervene and resolve the matter at the earliest,” he said.
“Our support to the Congress in the trust vote (in parliament in July) was in the national interest (though) they poached our legislators in Madhya Pradesh and insulted me a number of times. But Digvijay Singh does not want us to come together,” Yadav said.
Yadav’s remarks came after a verbal duel between Digvijay Singh and Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh over seat-sharing.
Digvijay Singh had Monday said there could not be an alliance in Uttar Pradesh without “friendly fights”. Amar Singh had retorted: “A fight is a fight. There is nothing like a friendly fight.”
“We feel the Congress has a hidden pact with the BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party) in Uttar Pradesh,” Yadav said, referring to the state’s ruling party.
To back this, he pointed out that Uttar Pradesh Governor T.V. Rajeswar was sympathetic to Chief Minister Mayawati, the BSP chief.