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Mulayam to prove majority on Feb 26

Mulayam Singh Yadav says he will be proving his majority in the state assembly on February 26.
By Press Trust of India | None, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2007 10:27 PM IST

Amidst reports that the Centre was considering dismissal of his government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday night said he would prove his majority in the state assembly on February 26.

In a statement issued on Friday evening, Yadav said that the assembly, currently in session, would meet on February 26 and he will prove his majority in the House on that day.

Yadav's statement came in the wake of senior Congress leaders discussing in Delhi on Friday night with the CPI (M) leadership the developments in UP following the Supreme Court's order disqualifying 13 BSP MLAs who had supported the Samajwadi Party-led government.

The Chief Minister had on Thursday submitted the resignation of six disqualified MLAs, who were enjoying the status of ministers, to Governor TV Rajeswar for acceptance.

All opposition parties -- BJP, Congress and RLD -- had met the Governor after the Supreme Court verdict and demanded dismissal of the Yadav government.

The BSP had on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the Governor claiming all the 37 breakaway BSP MLAs stood disqualified following the apex court order and questioned the legality of the Yadav government.

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