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No aligning with NDA, reiterates NCP

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
May 08, 2004 05:33 PM IST

"There is no question of going with NDA whatever the situation," party general secretary Tariq Anwar said.

NCP, which could hold the key to government formation in the event of a hung Lok Sabha, on Saturday ruled out the possibility of aligning with the BJP-led NDA.

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"There is no question of going with NDA whatever be the situation", party general secretary Tariq Anwar said.

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Asked about the issue of leadership of the secular alliance, he said that the matter would be decided after May 13 when the election results would be out. "All allies will sit together and take a decision".

To a query about the Congress changing tack on the leadership issue and now speaking about a coalition led by it, Anwar hoped the Congress would stick to the stand that all parties in the alliance would take decision together on the issue after the polls. "No decision can be taken unilaterally", he said.

Anwar had a meeting today with NCP President Sharad Pawar who returned from London after a medical check-up.

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