Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday claimed his party would play a crucial role in formation of any government at the Centre and he will take a final decision after consulting his allies Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan.
"Any government that is formed after the Lok Sabha elections will depend heavily on Samajwadi Party for its survival. We are going to emerge as a force to reckon with", Yadav told an election meeting at Kaudihar, 35 kms away from the city.
Replying to queries of mediapersons after his address, the SP Chief, however, added "after elections, I will discuss the matter with Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan. A decision to extend support to any formation will be taken thereafter".
In his speech, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister accused the Mayawati-led BSP government in the state of "depriving youths of their democratic rights by banning students union elections and robbing them of their livelihood by steps like dismissal of thousands of police personnel over alleged irregularities in the recruitment process".