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Mulayam keeps everyone guessing

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav kept up suspense over his party's stand on supporting the UPA Govt on the Indo-US nuclear deal.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2008 19:48 IST

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today kept up suspense over his party's stand on supporting the UPA government on the Indo-US nuclear deal but threw enough hints that it may not not be averse to warming up to Congress on the issue.

For the record, he maintained that none from the Congress has talked to him on the nuclear issue but his replies to questions on why he was being seen as soft on Congress were countered with attack on others like the Mayawati government.

The 62-member Left Front in the Lok Sabha views the role of Samajwadi Party, which has 39 MPs, with great interest in case of withdrawal of support if the government goes ahead with the nuclear deal.

"We will make our position clear on the nuclear deal after UNPA meet scheduled on July 3 in New Delhi", Yadav said when asked repeatedly on Samajwadi Party's stand over the deal.

"Why are you insisting on this question... Maybe the issue (Indo-US nuclear deal) is resolved on June 29 itself in a meeting of UPA coordination committee", Yadav said.

"I have even not seen the document on nuclear deal. How can I comment on it", Yadav added.

Asked whether SP was considering to support Congress led UPA government, Yadav said that none of the congress leaders have contacted him for the support on Indo-US nuclear deal so far.

On the issue of rising inflation too, Yadav did not utter a word against the UPA government but said the prices have gone up in Uttar Pradesh with the implementation of VAT by the present state government.