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Congress wants Mulayam to quit after HC ruling

Congress said the party's support to the ruling Samajwadi Party be treated as "withdrawn" in the present context.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 21:05 IST

The Congress on Tuesday demanded resignation of Mulayam Singh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of Allahabad High Court ruling on the issue of 40 BSP MLAs defecting from the party.

Congress further said the party's support to the state's ruling Samajwadi Party be treated as "withdrawn" in the present context.

"The demand of Congress in view of the HC decision in itself is an announcement of withdrawal of support from the Mulayam Singh government and in the present context the support has no meaning as the government is in minority," Congress Spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters in Indore on Tuesday.

Singhvi said "in my personal opinion, it is a fit case for President's rule in Uttar Pradesh."

He said Samajwadi Party has no majority and therefore, the demand of resignation of the government in itself is an announcement of the withdrawal of support.

"The support on which the government is functioning is constitutionally zero, unconstitutional and immoral," Singhvi said.

First Published: Feb 28, 2006 20:56 IST