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Secular government not possible without Congress: Amar

“Only the Left, Congress and the SP can claim to have secular credentials.For the rest of the parties, secularism and communalism are like clothes used during different weather conditions," Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh said.

delhi Updated: Mar 13, 2009 00:37 IST
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A day after Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Ram Vilas Paswan said that no Third Front government was possible without the support of the Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary Amar Singh reiterated the theme by saying that “nobody could form a secular government without the help of Sonia Gandhi”.

Secular politics is not possible without the help of the Congress, Singh told reporters in New Delhi.

The SP leader described the Third Front as an “opportunistic alliance” which had come together only for political muscle flexing. Amongst the Front constituents, there is nothing to distinguish between the secular and communal parties. “Only the Left, Congress and the SP can claim to have secular credentials. “For the rest of the parties, secularism and communalism are like clothes used during different weather conditions, Singh said.

Meantime, Singh also took a dig at the Election Commission for serving a notice on SP President Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly distributing currency notes during the Holi festival.

“I had visited the Kalehar Sharif in Roorkee on Wednesday, where I presented money. If this is also a violation of the code of conduct, please get a notice issued in my name as well”, he said.