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RLD, SP will contest UP polls together: Mulayam

Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday claimed there was no misundertanding between RLD and SP.

india Updated: Sep 13, 2006 19:01 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Amidst speculation of Ajit Singh's RLD parting ways with Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said the two parties would contest the forthcoming Assembly polls together and claimed there was no misundertanding between them.

"There is no misunderstanding between us. We are going to contest the elections jointly and will win," he told reporters when asked about reports in a section of the media of RLD-SP relations turning sour.

Ajit Singh had expressed doubts over continuance of RLD in the ruling alliance in UP after Mulayam Singh rejected his demand for a separate Harit Pradesh.

The chief minister was speaking to reporters after distributing unemployment allowance and 'Kanya Vidhyadhan', a scheme for assisting girl students, at a function at Sahibabad.

Terming the Jan Morcha floated by former Prime Minister VP Singh and ex-SP leader Raj Babbar as "a party with no mass support", he said, "they are not going to make any difference on the fortunes of Samajwadi Party."

Taking potshots at Congress, Mulayam Singh said, "the party which ruled the country for all these years always talks about the poor but does everything for the rich."

The chief minister distributed unemployment allowance to 2,204 youth of Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar districts and Rs 20,000 each to 7,497 girls for pursuing higher studies.

Earlier, Mulayam Singh laid the foundation stone for extension of Delhi Metro in Vaishali and also inaugurated a Ram Manohar Lohia Park near Sahibabad.

First Published: Sep 13, 2006 19:01 IST