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Cong distances from Beni's view on post-poll tie-up with BSP

india Updated: Mar 04, 2012 16:41 IST

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Congress on Sunday distanced itself from union minister Beni Prasad Verma pitching for a post-poll alliance with BSP in Uttar Pradesh, saying it was his personal opinion.

"Whatever Verma said was his personal opinion. The party high command will take a decision after taking into account all the aspects only after results are out on March 6," Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said.

Verma had earlier in the day told a TV channel, "I personally prefer BSP to SP. Mayawati has controlled lawlessness from Kanpur to Etah. This is my personal opinion."

Congress has, however, being saying that all these years law and order situation has been worse in UP.

Asked whether he was ruling out any tie-up between Congress and BSP, Alvi said, "I do not want to answer a hypothetical question. Wait for results. Congress will take a decision when results are out and we are hopeful that results will be in our favour."

Verma's views have been rejected as personal by UP Congress Legislature Party leader Pramod Tiwari too.

Meanwhile, a Congress leader dismissed the possibility of joining hands with BSP.

"Any alliance with BSP not possible," he said on condition of anonymity.