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Congress looks forward to SP and BSP support, BSP not to join bandh

Lucknow, Sep 20 (): Following the Bahujan Samajwadi Party(BSP) chief Mayawati declaring on Wednesday that her party will not be taking part in the Sep 20 nationwide bandh, called by both BJP and other parties with respect to the price rise and permitting FDI in retail, would have brought some relief to the ruling government which is looking for the Samajwadi Party’s support after Trinamool Congress party’s withdrawal.

In case, the Samajwadi Party (SP) enters into fresh controversy with the ruling government and withdraws support to the UPA-2, then the Congress might look forward towards the BSP’s support. Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party which is in full swing by recently coming to power in the largest populated city of Uttar Pradesh will be definitely expecting an earlier Lok Sabha election as a delay in the election might cause trouble to the party.

One of the main reasons for the SP to expect an earlier election is that the party is running short of funds as it has many commitments to fulfill because the party has not yet executed its poll promises like giving  free laptops, farm loan and unemployment allowance.

When compared to this, the BSP might not wish for an early election at least if not for a year to reach the place where its party can achieve its goal.

Sources said the UPA on the other hand can benefit if there is a clash between the SP and the BSP.

When the Trinamool Congress opts to withdraw and the UPA‘s strength is reduced, it still has nothing to worry until it has the support of the SP and the BSP. At the present circumstance though the SP and the BSP cannot afford withdrawal, it is assumed both the parties are willing for a wait and watch policy.