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Mulayam’s party still wants to wait and watch

Samajwadi Party by continuing to adopt a wait and watch policy has kept all it options open, though on one hand they say that they would keep supporting the government to keep off the communal forces, on the the other hand the party does not miss a single opportunity to attack the government.

‘As of on Thursday, we support the Congress-led alliance,but for how long it will continue, I cannot say. What will happen in future will be decided by the party leadership,’ said SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav. This statements and the party saying that it would soon be declaring candidates for the general elections are done to keep the government on tenterhooks.

Though SP general secretary talks about supporting the government, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav participating in the Bharat bandh said that, if the government does not roll back on its decision of FDI and diesel price hike the agitation would intensify. SP chief had said yesterday that Congress should have learnt its lesson after Mamata Banjerjee announced that she would be withdrawing support. Though party has been justifying its support to the government on issues of keeping communal forces at bay observers say that the communal card is being played  only to check mate is bitter foe Bahujan Samaj Party. Mayawati has made it clear that she would be announcing its decision next month and SP has realised that if they do not support the government from outside, it will be BSP who would fill that space.


‘WILL NOT TOLERATE PRICE RISE’


SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday while taking part in the Bharat Bandh, attacked the government for taking anti-people decisions like hike in diesel prices and FDI in multi brand retail. Mulayam added that his party will not tolerate such decisions. ‘I have said this several times that we are supporting the Government only to stop communal forces, but we will not tolerate price rise,’ said Yadav. This bandh however, saw the emergence of Mulayam as the leader of third front, with left leaders saying that he had a crucial role to play. ‘Mulayam as the leader of the largest group should take the lead in this movement. Among our eight parties he should take the initiative, both inside and outside Parliament,’ said Prakash Karat.
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