Dr Singh a "puppet Prime Minister": Sinha

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Shillong, Feb 29 (UNI) BJP's star campaigner Shatrughan Sinha said the party was open for post-poll alliance with any like-minded political party, barring the Congress, for clean governance in Meghalaya.

''We have no problem in supporting a non-Congress government in the state,'' the shotgun of the saffron party said here, even as he hinted of a possible alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party, which is supporting the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.

''I believe the BJP will play an important role in formation of the next government. We would be happy to keep a check on the activities of the government,'' the former Union Minister said, assuring that the BJP would provide a stable government to ensure all round development.

Terming Dr Manmohan Singh a 'puppet Prime Minister', Mr Sinha, however, said Dr Singh was an 'honest politician' and a 'true gentleman', but could not make any decision as Prime Minister due to pressure from the rank and file of his party.


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