No deal with Mayawati, Mulayam on cut motions: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said there was no deal with BSP supremo Mayawati and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to garner their support during the recent opposition-sponsored cut motions in Lok Sabha.
"There was no deal....Whatever misconceptions you have in your heart, kindly get rid of them," Singh said in reply to a question at a press meet on whether the UPA government had struck an understanding with Mayawati and Yadav.
Opposition parties, led by BJP, had alleged that the government had used the CBI to pressurise Mayawati, Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, all of whom are facing disproportionate assets cases, to win their support.
While BSP had voted with the government against the cut motions, SP and RJD had staged a walkout.
During the press conference, the Prime Minister also refuted the charge that government had misused the CBI.