Laloo no more at odds with Mulayam
Laloo's softness towards Mulayam comes as a surprise as he has accused him of having weakened the secular alliance by playing as an agent of BJP.
Days after accusing Samajwadi party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav of splitting anti-BJP votes, RJD supremo Laloo Prasad Yadav said on Friday he had no objection to his bete noire from Uttar Pradesh participating in the Congress-led Government at the Centre.
Within hours of CPI(M) General Secretary Harkishan Singh Surjeet stating that SP and NCP would 'associate' with the new dispensation, the RJD leader said
"I am not aware of the Marxist leader having said this. It's good. I have no objection."
Laloo's softness towards Mulayam comes as a surprise as he had spewed venom on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister throughout the two-month poll campaign accusing him of having weakened the secular alliance by playing as an agent of BJP.
To questions whether RJD would join the Government or extend outside support, he said it was not a matter of priority for him. "Our objective was to defeat communal forces and we have succeeded."
Yadav said during his stay in the capital, he would be meeting Sonia Gandhi and help in smooth Government formation.
"We will draft a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) soon to speed up the Government formation," he said.