Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has said he is not in the race for prime minister’s post, but his aim is to form a “secular” government at the Centre.
He said for this reason only his party had supported the Congress on nuclear deal issue. “The post of the Prime Minister or a union minister is not important for me than forming a secular government at the Centre. I am not in the race for the Prime Minister’s post,” Yadav said.
Addressing public meetings in Majhgawan (Bansgaon constituency) and Pipigunj (Gorakhpur constituency) from where Sharda Devi and Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari are contesting the polls respectively on SP tickets, he lashed out against what he called the BSP’s “caste-based politics” and BJP’s “attempt to divide” the country on communal lines.
Yadav said yesterday that the SP had spared key constituencies for Congress as a “goodwill” gesture. He asked the people to vote for a non-BSP, non-BJP Government at the Centre.