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Cong evades issue on post-poll ties with Left

india Updated: Apr 19, 2009 11:30 IST
Hindustan Times

Parring questions on a possible tie-up with the Left after the Lok Sabha polls, Congress on Sunday said the party hoped not to take support of elements, which will be an "impediment" in its march towards progress.

Sounding confident of Congress retaining power, its leader Kapil Sibal was not forthcoming on whether the party will again seek support from the Left parties in the post-poll scenario.

"That I am not going to comment. We will see on May 16 when the results come out as to what our strategy will be," Sibal said when asked whether his party will seek support from the Left to make up the numbers.

In an interview in the midst of a hectic campaign, Sibal, who is contesting from Chandni Chowk constituency, said the party is pretty confident of returning to power with the help of the allies.

"We hope that along with our partners we will come to power and that we do not have to take support of elements who will be an impediment in our march towards progress," the Union Science and Technology Minister.

"The mood is very much in favour of Congress. People want stability, they want a coalition that works and not one that disrupts the forward march of the nation," he said.