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Mulayam alleged out of frustration: Govt

The government dismissed Mulayam Singh's charges as baseless saying they were borne out of personal frustration.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2006 17:59 IST

The Government hasdismissed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's allegation that phones of Samajwadi Party leaders were being tapped.

It said that these charges werebaseless and were borne out of "personal frustration".

"It is very unfortunate that a senior leader like Yadav should make such comments against the Congress and the UPA. We have not done it in the past and also not now," Information and Broadcasting Minister P R Dasmunsi told reporters here.

"Any design to do such things is beyond our thinking. Such baseless allegations project personal frustrations, which should always be avoided," he added.

The reaction came hours after Yadav addressed a press conferencein the capital and stuck to his charge that Sonia Gandhi was behind the operation.

The charge by Yadav has come in the backdrop of worsening of relations between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress. While SP is an outside supporter of the Congress-led coalition at the Centre, the Congress is reciprocating in Uttar Pradesh.

First Published: Jan 03, 2006 17:59 IST