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Will they, won’t they? SP keeps the suspense on

Samajwadi Party (SP) kept the suspense on whether they would  keep supporting the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, in the eventuality of Trinamool Congress(TMC) sticking with its stand of not remaining within the fold.

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had announced earlier in the day that the party will be holding a parliamentary board meeting on Thursday however, later in the day SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said that the meeting would not take place.  

‘There is no meeting of the Parliamentary Board on Thursday, there are no plans whatsoever to convene the Parliamentary Board’ said SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav. The decision to not to go ahead with the meeting was taken after Ram Gopal Yadav and SP Rajya Sabha member Kiranmoy Nanda  met the SP chief. It is learnt that in this meeting it was decided, that the party should not go ahead with its parliamentary board meeting and should take a decision once the stand of Trinamool Congress is clear.

Party leaders privy to the meeting said that apart from TMC withdrawing support from the government a lot would depend on the stand taken by Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) which has eighteen members in the Lok Sabha. ‘Even if we withdraw our support, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will support the government, so we will see how things pan out in coming days’ said a senior SP leader.

However, giving hints of its future strategy SP general secretary Mohan Singh citied the political resolution of the party during the national executive.’ In the political resolution we have stated that if the allies of United Progressive Alliance(UPA) desert them, then we would not be supporting the government’ said Mohan Singh.
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