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'SP won’t join UPA Govt after vote'

Mulayam Singh Yadav has ruled out the possibility of his party joining the Congress-led UPA government after the trust vote on July 22, reports Masoodul Hasan.

lucknow Updated: Jul 17, 2008 02:02 IST
Masoodul Hasan

Mulayam Singh Yadav has ruled out the possibility of his party joining the Congress-led UPA government after the trust vote on July 22.

The Samajwadi Party chief, addressing a press conference on Wednesday, said his party had extended support to the coalition in national interest and the nuclear deal would help in supply of uranium to the country. The UPA, he said, had assured him there would be no compromise on sovereignty or change in foreign policy.

Mulayam also accused BSP leader Mayawati of pressuring his MPs and some others who are in jail to vote against the UPA. “Money is flowing in jails in this connection,” he charged.

On Tuesday, senior BSP leader Nasimuddin Siddique met suspended SP MP Umakant Yadav in Fatehgarh jail to persuade him to vote against the UPA.