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SP not to forge any pre-poll alliance, says Akhilesh Yadav

Claiming that Samajwadi Party would play an important role in government formation after Lok Sabha polls, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said the party would not forge any pre-poll alliance.

‘SP is going to play an important role after Lok Sabha polls...The party will not forge any pre-poll alliance and will contest the elections alone,’ Yadav, who is also the state party chief, told reporters here.

To a question regarding Aam Aadmi Party, he said SP men were real ‘aam aadmi’, wearing red cap and riding cycle.

Describing as unfortunate the Muzaffarnagar riots, Yadav said the state government did whatever it could for rehabilitation of the victims.

‘NHRC has probed all aspects of the riots...An independent inquiry under Supreme Court directive is also underway,’ he said.

On woes of cane farmers, Yadav said no sugar mill would be sold and private operators would be asked to operate them, if needed.

Asking partymen to remain alert from electronic media, he said it used to highlight negative aspects and ignore positive ones of the government.

Defending the decision to hold ‘Saifai Mahotsava’, he said it was a small fair but mediapersons got angry as extra passes were not given to them and made ‘spicy news item’ of the event.

To a query related to Rahul Gandhi, he said, ‘It’s too early to make an assessment about him.’ 
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