Lucknow, Oct 21(): Samajwadi Party (SP) is considering about withdrawing support to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre.
SP leader Naresh Agarwal said today the party is going to discuss in the State convention about continuing to support the Congress-led government. The party will have to think if there is any benefit in continuing the alliance, Agarwal said the UPA ministers’ statements made in UP has forced the Samajwadi Party to have a rethink on the alliance.
He said Central government ministers coming to Uttar Pradesh and making demands for the resignations of state government ministers, has made Samajwadi Party to hold a discussion on the alliance.
The Mulayam Singh-led Samajwadi Party, has 22 Lok Sabha MPs, and supports the UPA government on crucial issues from outside the Parliament. The breaking of this arrangement comes soon after the CBI closing its disproportionate assets case against Mulayam Singh.
Narendra Modi in his Kanpur speech said those parties that support the Congress are doing so to cover up their misdeeds. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal yesterday claimed that the minority community voted in favour of his party only because of Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Agarwal said BJP failed to find any leader in Uttar Pradesh and so had to import Narendra Modi from Gujarat to increase its base in the state. BJP has lost faith in UP state leadership.
Congress ruled India the most times since Independence and it is an irony that Rahul Gandhi says there is more poverty in India than Africa. Mulayam Singh Yadav in his rally in Rampur reasoned that the State banned VHP’s sankalp diwas since it created divide between communities.
VHP should observe Vikas Sankalp to bring development in fields of health and education, he added. He asked the voters to vote for SP so that it can help to make the country borders secure.
Meantime, the Advocate General of UP resigned on Saturday without stating any reason. The IPS officer who was probing the Muzzafarnagar riots has sought permission to go on deputation to Delhi.