Governor brokered Samajwadi-Congress alliance, claims AmarFebruary 10th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh Tuesday made a startling claim when he said Uttar Pradesh Governor T.V. Rajeswar had brokered the alliance between his party and the Congress ahead of the July 2008 trust vote.
“The invite to meet (Congress president) Sonia Gandhi (to negotiate the alliance) was given by the governor,” Singh told the Times Now television channel.
“(The) Governor came to me as the emissary of Sonia Gandhi and he ensured that the Congress got support for the (India-US nuclear) deal.”
Earlier in the day, the Samajwadi Party leader alleged that Rajeswar was working as the “stooge of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati”.