Amar bitter about Cong but unwilling to break alliance
Under fire from different quarters over the tie-up with Kalyan Singh, Samajwadi Party accused certain Congress leaders of "fanning" the issue, but made it clear that it would not break the alliance with the grand old party.delhi Updated: Feb 15, 2009 00:41 IST
Under fire from different quarters over the tie-up with Kalyan Singh, Samajwadi Party on Saturday accused certain Congress leaders of "fanning" the issue, but made it clear that it would not break the alliance with the grand old party.
"They (some Congress leaders) are making Kalyan a great issue, they are fanning this..." SP general secretary Amar Singh said during an interview on CNN-IBN's 'Devil's Advocate'.
After the demolition of Babri Masjid, Congress had said that they would re-build the mosque there, BJP said they would build a temple while BSP's founder Kanshi Ram had said that a toilet should be built there, Singh recalled.
Questioning the Congress role during the demolition period, the SP leader said, "After only five per cent of the mosque was demolished, there was President's rule in UP. The balance 95 per cent of the mosque was demolished during President's Rule in the state when the Narasimha Rao government was at the Centre."
Strongly defending his alliance with Kalyan Singh, the SP leader argued that for the Babri mosque demolition "there are two co-accused, Congress-Central government and Kalyan Singh."
First Published: Feb 15, 2009 00:37 IST