Cong-SP-RLD alliance not possible: Kalyan
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and patron of newly floated Jankranti Party Kalyan Singh today said an electoral alliance between the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the RLD is not possible as it would not be beneficial for any of them.Updated: Jun 04, 2010 19:56 IST
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and patron of newly floated Jankranti Party Kalyan Singh today said an electoral alliance between the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the RLD is not possible as it would not be beneficial for any of them.
"The alliance between the Congress, SP and the RLD is not possible as it is not beneficial for any of them", Kalyan Singh told newspersons here.
To a question that all the three had come together for the Rajya Sabha election, Singh said even if the three parties manage to forge an alliance for the next assembly elections it would be over the day they sit down to talk about seat adjustments.
The former BJP leader said the Congress would not want to help Mulayam Singh Yadav as it could be detrimental to its own strength in the state.
Claiming that all the political parties in Uttar Pradesh were losing their strength because of different reasons, Singh said though the Congress was trying hard it would not be able to make much difference in the next assembly elections.
Predicting a hung House after the 2012 assembly polls, he said, the Jankranti Party would emerge as a "decisive force" in state politics.
Singh claimed that his party was getting "encouraging response" whereever he was going.
Singh also drew similarities between BSP chief Mayawati and SP President Mulayam Singh Yadav, saying that both are facing similar charges of possessing disproportionate assets and working under Union government's pressure besides shielding criminals in politics.
Their behaviour towards the Union government is also the same, he said, adding that while they oppose the UPA on the issue of inflation they back it when it comes to voting against it.
First Published: Jun 04, 2010 19:55 IST