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SP hints at continuing support to UPA govt

delhi Updated: Sep 20, 2009 20:56 IST

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Samajwadi Party, which earlier termed Congress as a "silent enemy", today indicated that it will continue to support the ruling party.

"I had never said that we will withdraw support from Congress. I said we will analyse our relationship with the party," SP general secretary Amar Singh told reporters after his return from Singapore.

During the national conference of the Samajwadi Party last month, Singh said Congress is a "silent enemy".

He also accused it of adopting a "use and throw" policy with allies.

Singh, however criticised Congress for the inclusion of BJP leader L K Advani's close aide Sudheendra Kulkarni into a Railway ministry committee, saying "the person, who was incharge of Advani's Operation Prime Minister and who was held guilty by the Parliamentary Committee which probed cash for vote scandal, has reached the Union ministry".

The adverse effect of Kulkarni's inclusion in the committee could be seen clearly from "the results of Delhi, MP and Gujarat bypolls", he said referring to the poor performance of Congress in the recent by-elections.

Singh said he was "dubbed as a villain" by the Left, BSP and BJP though he "attempted to save the UPA government by staking his career and life".

Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP MP Jaya Prada and Sanjay Dutt also visited Singh here today.