Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said the party was ready to support a no-confidence motion moved by any party against the UPA government. <b1>
However, it would be better if the Left Front moved a no-trust motion against Manmohan Singh government, Yadav told reporters. The nuclear pact with the United States would have far-reaching adverse consequences on India, the SP chief said and added: “Congress and BJP have had a secret alliance.”
The former UP chief minister told journalists in Lucknow, however, denied that the United National progressive Alliance (UNPA) was holding talks with the Left parties for an electoral alliance. “The SP will come out with its electoral strategy only after the Lok Sabha elections are announced,” he said.
Speaking about the tense situation on the Indo-Nepal border due to the influx of Madhesis (people of Indian origin living in Nepal) into India, Yadav said: “Maoists have launched a reign of terror against Madhesis. The India and Nepal governments should take immediate precautionary measures.” He appealed to Maoist leader Prachanda to put a stop to the carnage and said he would be writing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue.
He also criticised the Mayawati government for keeping quiet on the issue. “The state government is not concerned about the situation on border,” The SP chief said.
The PM should intervene to bring normalcy and protect the lives of Madhesis, he said.